It's a Good Amount of Art - Emergency Medicine, SonoSite Ultrasound

00:01:18,332 "and let me know how it turns out in the morning?" 30 00:01:18,332 --> 00:01:19,542 - There's been a lot of moments like that 31 00:01:19,542 --> 00:01:22,895 with ultrasound where I say, wow, 32 00:01:22,895 --> 00:01:24,758 this guy woulda died. 33 00:01:24,758 --> 00:01:27,586 Or, as a physician, you think to yourself, 34 00:01:27,586 --> 00:01:29,959 I almost killed this lady. 35 00:01:29,959 --> 00:01:32,810 - But now you got a patient here tomorrow. 36 00:01:32,810 --> 00:01:35,228 Are you gonna be able to save this person's life tomorrow? 37 00:01:35,228 --> 00:01:37,885 - Just the other day I had a tragic drowning case 38 00:01:37,885 --> 00:01:39,056 that I was involved with. 39 00:01:39,056 --> 00:01:41,473 A 18-month-old that was found 40 00:01:42,326 --> 00:01:44,294 at the bottom of a pool, 41 00:01:44,294 --> 00:01:47,794 and we were able to get a heartbeat back. 42 00:01:47,794 --> 00:01:49,450 The child did die. 43 00:01:49,450 --> 00:01:52,669 - I've gotta be just that much better tomorrow, 44 00:01:52,669 --> 00:01:55,035 because something else is comin' through that door 45 00:01:55,035 --> 00:01:56,391 that I may need it for. 46 00:01:56,391 --> 00:02:00,755 - As a specialty, we get it right about 80% of the time. 47 00:02:00,755 --> 00:02:02,922 We're sorta 80-percenters. 48 00:02:03,962 --> 00:02:06,718 And a lot of people are comfortable 49 00:02:06,718 --> 00:02:08,078 not gettin' to a hundred percent, 50 00:02:08,078 --> 00:02:09,875 and so that drives some emergency physicians crazy 51 00:02:09,875 --> 00:02:10,943 and out of the field. 52 00:02:10,943 --> 00:02:13,298 - As a father and with many other people 53 00:02:13,298 --> 00:02:15,836 in the resuscitation team that were parents, 54 00:02:15,836 --> 00:02:17,975 to see that sorta case, 55 00:02:17,975 --> 00:02:19,308 that was pretty, 56 00:02:21,678 --> 00:02:24,269 that was a big-impact case. 57 00:02:24,269 --> 00:02:26,559 - At the end of the day can you sit back 58 00:02:26,559 --> 00:02:29,490 and say I did everything I could for that person? 59 00:02:29,490 --> 00:02:30,835 - Within minutes I have to then go back 60 00:02:30,835 --> 00:02:32,058 and see a sprained ankle. 61 00:02:32,058 --> 00:02:34,477 - And hopefully I have a good outcome. 62 00:02:34,477 --> 00:02:35,869 (chuckles) 63 00:02:35,869 --> 00:02:39,020 - Is it more art or science? 64 00:02:39,020 --> 00:02:41,150 It's a good amount of art. 65 00:02:41,150 --> 00:02:43,317 It's a good amount of art. 66 00:02:44,344 --> 00:02:47,344 (rock guitar music) "/>