To all the folks speaking out on Twitter about working conditions in healthcare right now:


The media is listening and trying to spread the word. @siobhanneela at Mashable wrote a really nice article including tweets from MedTwitter.…
The best and brightest of MedTwitter are included here:


And more...
To my friends like @BKendallMD and to all MICU and ER staff, please keep speaking. Honor the dignity of your patients and their families. Protect HIPAA. But if it will not traumatize you to do so, speak out!!

The media is paying attention and they are trying
to help us spread the word.

Big gratitude to @mashable @TheAtlantic @propublica and the other news crews out there trying to help us. 🙏🙏

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22 Nov
🧵Let’s go through this again...

Many hospitals and ICUs across the country are full. Don’t believe me? Look through my timeline or that of any legit healthcare professional. I’ve RT stories from across the country. We are getting phone calls to transfer patients from several
states over/away. It’s not just near me. This is happening across the country.

What does that mean?

It means that hospitals are so full that they will be closing to ECMO, Stroke, Trauma. They will be closing down for elective spine, orthopedic, and cancer surgeries. So, when
patients come in needing heart-lung bypass or want their suspicious looking pancreatic mass removed, their painful spinal condition fixed, or their hip replaced after waiting years to get it done... they will likely have to wait. Waiting will worsen outcomes.

It means
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20 Nov
Trying to fight the doom-scroll... so I want to post something that makes me super happy.

One of my good buddies is an Ortho Trauma guy on Instagram. Super hardcore. Dudes dude. In the gym all the time. Like super ORTHO. 😂

Anyway, every day or every other day, he posts or
puts up a story about his wife. She is gorgeous, competes in fitness challenges, cooks, bakes, throws parties, and reads to the kids every night at bedtime. How could I possibly know this much about their marriage?

Because he celebrates her EVERY. DAY.

It might be one of the
coolest things I’ve ever seen. He truly appreciates and celebrates this woman for everything she is and everything she brings to the table. Every time I see it it makes me smile.

Women don’t hear enough of that. I know men don’t either, but historically the ones who seem to
Read 5 tweets
18 Nov
A handful of you know that I have been moonlighting in the Covid ICU. I’ve learned a decade worth of intensive care medicine in a couple of months… I’ve seen some wild things that I thought I would never see… But really the biggest take away from all of this for me has been
how overworked, underpaid, and underappreciated our medicine ICU doctors and nurses are. I don’t like the term hero especially not in the context of Covid… But these people are literal heroes. They have been going for months on end with minimal time off providing excellent care
to the sickest population of critically ill patients that any of us have ever seen in our lifetimes. They are physically and emotionally exhausted. They have been doing this now for a year. There’s no sign of it stopping in fact it’s only going to get worse. And they still have
Read 6 tweets
17 Nov
Just to put this in context, a rare and potentially deadly disease process that has nothing to do with COVID. This serious illness should be treatable. And it may not be because hospitals are full.

My ICU is full tonight. If you called to check, I’d bet your local one is too.
And your healthcare “heroes” have been crying, screaming into the void, and begging for help for months.


Grandmas stroke may not be able to get appropriate care because hospitals are full.

Your brothers pancreatic mass may not be able to be removed bc
surgeries are being postponed because hospitals are full.

Trauma patients who belong in the ICU may end up stuck down in the Emergency Room for days at a time because there are no beds because hospitals are full.

And the most compassionate, dedicated, intelligent, and loving
Read 8 tweets
15 Nov
Little story about grace...

Early on, I had posted a statement about a medical trend that concerned me. Got several heated responses, some of which were hostile, few that were man-splainy. Got a few that were reasonable counterpoints but as I was already on the defensive, I
Interpreted the wrong way and assumed it was yet another personal attack. Blocked that person. Have watched from afar, come to realize this is an entirely reasonable person who is friends with several folks on here that I adore. Took down the block after realizing that getting
wires crossed with an otherwise solid human is something to learn from and move forward with... and the interactions with this person, who gave me grace and assumed the best, have since been delightful. Thank you for letting me grow and evolve. 🙏

Second example. Retweeted
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