Intern: Ruth Bennet, age 50, mitral valve replacement, complained over night of stomach pains.
Cristina: These stomach pains, what did you do? (they all raise their hand) You.
Intern 2: We tested her cardiac enyzmes and ran an echo. Both normal.
Cristina: Did any of you touch her stomach? (they are all silent) No one touched the patient. Are you guys the slow class? Palpating the patient's abdomen is first before tests or labs, basics, people, fundamentals. I'm all about not skipping steps. (Cristina touches the patient's stomach, she says 'Ow') I'm sorry. Does it hurt more or less when I take my hand away?
Cristina: See? Basics. Take Mrs. Bennett for a triple contrast CT and try not get lost.
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