Dave should not be allowed near students

Today we had two third year med students floating around ICU and I found it next to impossible to not start yabbering on at great length to pass on my “wisdom” (you can all stop sniggering now). I explained ventilators to them (qualifying it with the fact that I only have a pretty rudimentary understanding myself). I discussed ionotropes. I went through acid base status, membrane electro-chemical gradients, and potassium regulation and management.

In the end it was probably a good thing that they popped off for an extended lunch break, or I would have just kept on talking and talking, and never gotten any work done at all.