Radiology in Covid

72,182 views • 4/3/2020


The radiologists get summoned to help the wards during COVID


00:00 - 00:03So as you can see, some 25% of doctors are now sick
00:04 - 00:05Or self-isolating
00:05 - 00:07And the wards are extremely short-staffed
00:08 - 00:12The surgeons have been sent to cover medicine
00:12 - 00:15And all the elective private reporting has dried up
00:17 - 00:19We will still be needed
00:19 - 00:21There's a 4 month MRI and plain film backlog
00:24 - 00:26Clinical Director,
00:27 - 00:28The backlog
00:31 - 00:33The backlog finished being reported this morning
00:34 - 00:36So we're all being sent to the wards
00:53 - 00:58All the radiographers and RDAs should leave now
01:13 - 01:15Radiologists sent to the wards?!
01:15 - 01:17Whose fucking bright idea was that?
01:18 - 01:23I fucking hate patients so much I don't even do ultrasound
01:25 - 01:28I don't even do cannulas anymore
01:29 - 01:31We've been such cocks to the clinicians
01:31 - 01:34I never even tried to be helpful to the suckers
01:34 - 01:37Deliberately obstructive, telling them to clinically correlate
01:37 - 01:40What the fuck does clinically correlate even mean?
01:40 - 01:42Sir, we've got to help the wards in an emergency
01:42 - 01:46I couldn't give a shit how bad it is, they will fucking eat us alive
01:46 - 01:48Sir, we all went to medical school
01:48 - 01:52I went to medical school 30 years ago, when MIs were treated with bed rest!
01:53 - 01:54I don't even have a stethoscope
01:56 - 01:57You don't realise how good we have it here
01:57 - 02:00Recliner chairs, nespresso machines, climate control
02:00 - 02:03We even have a tea lady for fucks sake
02:04 - 02:08And they want to send us tramping around the hospital
02:08 - 02:13Wards smelling of shit and piss, being hounded for a TTO
02:14 - 02:16Prescribing drugs I've never even heard of, fiddling with oxygen
02:17 - 02:21What the fuck even is PEEP and how do you prescribe a sliding scale?
02:27 - 02:29I worked so hard in radiology
02:30 - 02:34I've got the lowest discrepancy rate in the department
02:34 - 02:36And what does that count for now?
02:41 - 02:42How do you examine a chest?
02:43 - 02:47I literally don't know where to put the stethoscope. Is it on the nipples?
02:48 - 02:53The clinicians keep talking about tidal volume. Do I need to know about it?
02:54 - 02:56What even is a high D-dimer?
02:56 - 02:59I used to just pretend I knew about it when batting away CTPAs
03:00 - 03:02And now they're emptying the department to only a skeleton staff
03:04 - 03:07Don't worry, they'll still need us for inpatient ultrasound
03:14 - 03:16At least I can still look at x-rays on the ward round
03:19 - 03:23Although it'll be on those fucking laptops on wheels
03:25 - 03:26Which you can't window properly
03:31 - 03:33My career is over
03:40 - 03:46The clinicians will never take us seriously ever again
03:46 - 03:49They won't fear us
03:53 - 03:56At least histo will be shitter than us