Hi gang. Today, during the course of my normal duties, I went for my annual CPR/Adult life support training.
Was quite informal compared to most years.... we did the usual theory bit then the "slap the pads on and deliver the shocks" practical assessment.
Decided to enlighten a few people in my group at how sore I was after all 5 of my cardioversions and can imagine it being 10 times worse after someone's jumped on your chest to bring you back to life!
Back on the ward, ended up talking to one of my first year students about cardioversion, ablation and related drugs and treatments........ don't think she was quite expecting to learn about cardiology when she came into Orthopaedics but she was quite intrigued by all the chatter I gave her, hope it stands her in good stead.
When you tell people about your AF story, or the treatment you've had... do they understand, or do they feign interest?