As an emergency Dr Michael Hilton, I often find myself in situations where lives are on the line, although the stakes are high, there are many things you can do to help me save those lives. Here are tips that have helped get through some of my most trying times.
Be Honest About Your Limits
When you’re in an emergency room, every minute counts and you have to make decisions quickly and accurately and if you’re not sure about something, it’s better to admit that than try to bluff your way through.
● Don’t be afraid of asking for help: Your colleagues are there for a reason they want to help and if someone has more experience or knowledge than you do on a certain topic, ask them for their input before making any decisions yourself.
● Be honest about what’s going on: Sometimes doctors get caught up in their own heads while they’re treating patients; other times they may not realize how serious someone’s condition really is until later on when they have time with no distractions around them.
Either way, don’t let pride get in the way of saving lives and just tell people what happened so we can learn from our mistakes going forward.
Be A Good Team Player
In an emergency room according to Dr Michael Hilton, you may be working on a patient and suddenly another doctor rushes in with a new patient who needs immediate attention.
As you continue to work on your own patient, you need to be aware of what is going on around you and make sure that everyone knows what they are doing.
If there is ever an emergency situation where everyone needs to know exactly what their role is and where they should stand or sit during an operation or procedure, it’s important that everyone communicates well with each other so no mistakes are made due to miscommunication between team members.
Know Your Limits, But Be Willing To Try New Things
● Don’t be afraid to ask for help
● Don’t be afraid to try new things
● Don’t be afraid to say no when you need to, even if it means disappointing others or going against protocol
● Be willing and able to admit when you don’t know something, and don’t feel bad about asking questions