“dek, NaCl tolong” said the doctor while chew walked over and pour NaCl on top of the patient’s wound.
“dek, Perhydrol” I move forward to pour perhydrol on the wound. Hmm... kinda funny, cause I remember the orthopedic surgeon told us perhydrol is not used anymore. Perhydrol H2O2 is used to kill anaerobe bacteria so that bacteria like Clostridium Tetani won't survive under the sutured open wound. The thing is, H2O2 kills white blood cells and wound healing cells (fibroblast) as well, prolong wound healing. I have no idea what standard procedure will be used in my hometown though.
In referral hospital, the patients are more severe and thus we koas (ko-assistant) can only do super easy job like cleaning the wound, assisting sterile doctor handle the non sterile equipment. So, I became Sp Perhydrol (specialist perhydrol), and chew became Sp NaCl (specialist NaCl). Supposingly I can stitch though. I can’t wait to use that needle holder. But some residents feel they still need the practice, so we can only hope they are generous enough to give us chance. Perhaps outskirt has more cases and limited doctors; there is where we get to do some practical job on real patient.
“dek, sini, tolong gunting benang ya” =.= zzzzzzz so I ended up standing beside the doctor holding a scissors, and cut the end of the thread after he sutured every simple suture.
Chew whispered to me “eh you upgrade d”...... Sp Gunting Benang.