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Was one of my first shift as pre-hospital emergency physician in an ambulance, when I was called on a basketball field where a young man collapsed during a match.

He was in cardiac arrest and I was panicking.  At that time there were small evidences on almost everything, but I grabbed the paddles and defibrillated him. BOOM he had a ROSC. I did it!.

When we arrived at the hospital and old nurse came to me, and tapping on my shoulder said “well done ‘dottorino’ (cute young doctor) but next time don’t forget to put gel on the pads!” Looking at the guy I noticed two circled rush on the chest right in the place where I defibrillated him. At that exact time I realized that even if you fell like a god you have always something to learn, even from the last person you can imagine.

That ‘dottorino’ grown up and experienced a bit now but never stopped studying and learning from everyone, and this is my wish for 2017, to every professional who works in emergency medicine:

Never stop studying  even if you feel to be “the best”.
Never stop listening to everyone, they can have something useful to say.
Open your mind to innovation and be ready to change everyday.
Be ready to start again even in the worst moments of your career; every start is the beginning of a better life.
You can look at the future just if you have a steady past.

Good 2017 to all MEDEST friends and followers.



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