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With some of the goals of care discussions I’ve been having this week and the shooting in Florida, I have been thinking about my family a lot. So #fbf to that time we all showed up to a party in matching outfits even though my brother and I both lived out of the house. I haven’t been over exaggerating that I’m entirely too family-centered, but this was our first hint we might spend too much time together 😂 #familygoals
With some of the goals of care discussions I’ve been having this week and the shooting in Florida, I have been thinking about my family a lot. So #fbf  to that time we all showed up to a party in matching outfits even though my brother and I both lived out of the house. I haven’t been over exaggerating that I’m entirely too family-centered, but this was our first hint we might spend too much time together 😂 #familygoals 
Happy ❤️ Day! Even though a lot of my friends hate this holiday, I love Valentine’s because it’s a reminder to appreciate all the love in our lives whether it’s romantic, friendship, or family 💕 So here’s to all the people that keep me going every day. Medical training is both a long and difficult journey and I wouldn’t have made it this far with my tribe 😘
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To #SpreadTheLove in honor of Cupid, tagging some of my favorite friends to let them know someone is thinking of them today ❣️
Happy ❤️ Day! Even though a lot of my friends hate this holiday, I love Valentine’s because it’s a reminder to appreciate all the love in our lives whether it’s romantic, friendship, or family 💕 So here’s to all the people that keep me going every day. Medical training is both a long and difficult journey and I wouldn’t have made it this far with my tribe 😘 • To #SpreadTheLove  in honor of Cupid, tagging some of my favorite friends to let them know someone is thinking of them today ❣️
Spent the weekend in a place with no cell phone service and enjoyed being off the grid a bit. Happy Monday - hope you all have an amazing week. 💕
Spent the weekend in a place with no cell phone service and enjoyed being off the grid a bit. Happy Monday - hope you all have an amazing week. 💕
#fellowshipfriday: since a question about infant airway management came up in the live by @mamadoctorjones and @rishimd this week I thought I would touch on that! 👶🏼
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In the delivery room, once the baby is born the main concern is if the baby is breathing (the major reason for babies to have low heart rates is ineffective ventilation) and what their tone looks like. If the baby has increased work of breathing or low oxygen saturation, then we provide continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, with a mask. If the baby has a low heart rate and/or is not making respiratory effort, then we give positive pressure ventilation, PPV, via bag-mask ventilation. If the infant continues to not make consistent respiratory effort or the heart rate remains low despite taking corrective measure to PPV, that’s when the decision is made to place an endotracheal tube for more effective ventilation.
#fellowshipfriday : since a question about infant airway management came up in the live by @mamadoctorjones and @rishimd this week I thought I would touch on that! 👶🏼 • In the delivery room, once the baby is born the main concern is if the baby is breathing (the major reason for babies to have low heart rates is ineffective ventilation) and what their tone looks like. If the baby has increased work of breathing or low oxygen saturation, then we provide continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP, with a mask. If the baby has a low heart rate and/or is not making respiratory effort, then we give positive pressure ventilation, PPV, via bag-mask ventilation. If the infant continues to not make consistent respiratory effort or the heart rate remains low despite taking corrective measure to PPV, that’s when the decision is made to place an endotracheal tube for more effective ventilation.
#wcw: missing my pretty little accountant. Anyone else have people who feel like home to them? Being away from family during training is difficult for someone who is extremely family-centered (this gal 🙋🏼‍♀️), and also being far from friends can make it even worse. Grateful to have found supports in Philly while being away from my 💕 - anyone have tips to feel connected while physically far away? (Can you imagine what it would be like if we weren’t in the texting era?!)
#wcw : missing my pretty little accountant. Anyone else have people who feel like home to them? Being away from family during training is difficult for someone who is extremely family-centered (this gal 🙋🏼‍♀️), and also being far from friends can make it even worse. Grateful to have found supports in Philly while being away from my 💕 - anyone have tips to feel connected while physically far away? (Can you imagine what it would be like if we weren’t in the texting era?!)
As a proud Bears fan (🤷🏼‍♀️ we don’t get to choose where we’re from 😂) I did not think there would be a Super Bowl in my future... but celebrating Philly’s first was even more fun than I could have imagined. 🦅 Go Birds 💚 #flyeaglesfly #SuperBowlChamps
As a proud Bears fan (🤷🏼‍♀️ we don’t get to choose where we’re from 😂) I did not think there would be a Super Bowl in my future... but celebrating Philly’s first was even more fun than I could have imagined. 🦅 Go Birds 💚 #flyeaglesfly  #SuperBowlChamps 
Today’s agenda:
1️⃣ Brunch
2️⃣ Laundry
3️⃣ An Eagles win! (Putting it out into the universe to make it true 😉)
Anyone else have Super Bowl plans? What’s your favorite part: the football, J. Timberlake concert, the snacks? I’m here for the snacks 😋 #SuperBowl #SuperBowlSunday
Today’s agenda: 1️⃣ Brunch 2️⃣ Laundry 3️⃣ An Eagles win! (Putting it out into the universe to make it true 😉) Anyone else have Super Bowl plans? What’s your favorite part: the football, J. Timberlake concert, the snacks? I’m here for the snacks 😋 #SuperBowl  #SuperBowlSunday 
“I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one - but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be.” Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell 👩🏻‍⚕️
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Today we celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Elizabeth Blackwell’s 195th birthday. She was a pioneer for women in medicine and was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. 🙌🏼
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It’s 2018 so a girl can be whatever she wants - but in my (completely unbiased 🙊) opinion, medicine is where it’s at! I am continuously inspired by the #womeninmedicine community here. Tagging some of the #girlboss ladies who are lovely and changing the game in medicine. Who are your favorite #ladydoctors to follow? The more the merrier! 👯‍♀️ #NWPD #IAmBlackwell
“I do not wish to give (women) a first place, still less a second one - but the complete freedom to take their true place, whatever it may be.” Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell 👩🏻‍⚕️ • Today we celebrate National Women Physicians Day on Elizabeth Blackwell’s 195th birthday. She was a pioneer for women in medicine and was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States. 🙌🏼 • It’s 2018 so a girl can be whatever she wants - but in my (completely unbiased 🙊) opinion, medicine is where it’s at! I am continuously inspired by the #womeninmedicine  community here. Tagging some of the #girlboss  ladies who are lovely and changing the game in medicine. Who are your favorite #ladydoctors  to follow? The more the merrier! 👯‍♀️ #NWPD  #IAmBlackwell 
Ending this week on deliveries so I’m spending plenty of time in the OR for c-sections and saying a lot of “Happy Birthday Bubba!” 🎉👶🏽🎂 (I end up calling the babies Bubba until their parents tell us their name 😂) How are you ending your week?
Ending this week on deliveries so I’m spending plenty of time in the OR for c-sections and saying a lot of “Happy Birthday Bubba!” 🎉👶🏽🎂 (I end up calling the babies Bubba until their parents tell us their name 😂) How are you ending your week?
#wcw goes out to the hilarious @baby.doctor - one of my first IG friends and someone who always makes me giggle! She is an amazing example of kicking butt and taking names in medicine while not taking yourself too seriously - and it may or may not be my goal to convince her to move to Philly and become my #NICUbabes BFF 🙊👯‍♀️
#wcw  goes out to the hilarious @baby.doctor - one of my first IG friends and someone who always makes me giggle! She is an amazing example of kicking butt and taking names in medicine while not taking yourself too seriously - and it may or may not be my goal to convince her to move to Philly and become my #NICUbabes  BFF 🙊👯‍♀️
Keep your friends close, and their babies closer 😉 #DoctorBarbies #medschoolbesties
Daydreaming of doughnuts this #selfcaresunday 😋🍩
#fellowshipfriday: when you make it to 100 days in the NICU - you earn a cake! With premature babies, every day is a victory... and I have learned that they should all be celebrated ☺️ This lesson also led to one of my favorite moments of the week when my intern asked if we would be putting this down the baby’s NG tube 🤣 (Spoiler alert: the babies don’t get to enjoy the cake 🙊 #celebrateeveryday
#fellowshipfriday : when you make it to 100 days in the NICU - you earn a cake! With premature babies, every day is a victory... and I have learned that they should all be celebrated ☺️ This lesson also led to one of my favorite moments of the week when my intern asked if we would be putting this down the baby’s NG tube 🤣 (Spoiler alert: the babies don’t get to enjoy the cake 🙊 #celebrateeveryday 
#tbt: missing home and matching pjs today. Family is what gets me through my long service months! (This message from one week into an eight week block 😬)
#tbt : missing home and matching pjs today. Family is what gets me through my long service months! (This message from one week into an eight week block 😬)
#wcw this week is the amazing @yangswearabouts 😍 I have been following her account for awhile, and when I realized she loves restaurant week as much as I do, I knew we had the perfect reason to hang out 😉🙊🤣 She was just as sweet and fashionable as I expected in person - and (my favorite part) totally down to earth. The absolute best thing about this instagram has been getting to connect with new friends in the medical community! 👯‍♀️
#wcw  this week is the amazing @yangswearabouts 😍 I have been following her account for awhile, and when I realized she loves restaurant week as much as I do, I knew we had the perfect reason to hang out 😉🙊🤣 She was just as sweet and fashionable as I expected in person - and (my favorite part) totally down to earth. The absolute best thing about this instagram has been getting to connect with new friends in the medical community! 👯‍♀️
Happy Monday! Been feeling a bit under the weather these past couple days so I’ve been trying to do some extra resting... which I’m thinking I have to continue for the next few months, because as a friend pointed out, the delivery room is about to get real busy about 40 weeks from now after the Eagles win last night! 🏈🏆 #SuperBowlBound
Happy Monday! Been feeling a bit under the weather these past couple days so I’ve been trying to do some extra resting... which I’m thinking I have to continue for the next few months, because as a friend pointed out, the delivery room is about to get real busy about 40 weeks from now after the Eagles win last night! 🏈🏆 #SuperBowlBound 
#fellowshipfriday: what’s a day on service like? Well there’s a lot less baby cuddling than you would expect or I would like! 😉
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7am: review overnight labs and events
8am: sign out then examine patients 
9am: rounds start
11am-12pm: rounds (hopefully) end
Afternoon: reassess patients, put in orders/TPN, do procedures, go to deliveries, resident teaching
4pm: sign out
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Share your questions with me! 👇🏼
#fellowshipfriday : what’s a day on service like? Well there’s a lot less baby cuddling than you would expect or I would like! 😉 • 7am: review overnight labs and events 8am: sign out then examine patients 9am: rounds start 11am-12pm: rounds (hopefully) end Afternoon: reassess patients, put in orders/TPN, do procedures, go to deliveries, resident teaching 4pm: sign out • Share your questions with me! 👇🏼
When you’re closer to the chandelier than the stage - you take photographic proof 😂 Last night we took a night off to relax by going out to dinner followed by Les Mis. #fellowsnightout
When you’re closer to the chandelier than the stage - you take photographic proof 😂 Last night we took a night off to relax by going out to dinner followed by Les Mis. #fellowsnightout