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Discussion in 'General Residency Issues' started by rs2006, Jun 16, 2008.
so what do ya like to munch on when you are on call?...
caffeine....any shape, size, or form
I'm thinking cookies, particularly the Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chunk kind.
1. Anything free
2. Anything the change in my pocket can buy in the vending machine
Pudding and ginger ale from the "patient nourishment" fridge.
I like to keep a cold 6 pack of Natural Ice in the fridge.
one hospital I rotated at as a resident sold these amazing rice krispy bars with M&Ms in them....mmmm they tasted good at 3 am
i also liked hot tea (most hospitals are freezing), apples with peanut butter, and string cheese
The second half of the Subway or Quizno's footlong that's left over from the previous day.
Oh, that and med students. Mmmm...med students.
mmmmmmm diet mountain dew..........green caffeine goodness
Homemade trail mix: almonds, dried cherries, bittersweet chocolate chips
We like to do "ice cream rounds" at my hospital. The cafeteria has a nice sundae bar.
Anything pasta...yes, it's a "snack" when I am on call.
For serious, no time to chew moments, a twix bar or kitkat does wonders to my blood sugar
Cold leftover pasta? Pasta salad? Or microwaved hot pasta with sauce?
(Pasta is my favorite food! )
Hmm... depends on which hospital I'm at.
Either diet soda and some vending machine fare (usually M&Ms or pretzels) which depends on what they stocked it with (county hospital...never know what you're gonna get)
cookie/brownie and diet soda from the 24 hr "cafe" OR ice cream from the patient food stock at the academic center
Cheetos from the vending machine.
6) More of any of the above prn
I can deal with the leftover pasta--sometimes I cook a batch and eat it for a week. Not a big fan of cold though...and no, not microwaved sauces. Nothing like the smell of tomatoes, olives, onions and garlic...And it really gets me through the day. I know in biochemistry, it's supposed to make you feel lethargic with all that carbs in, but--I don't know--a good pasta is a great pick-upper for me! Maybe that's because I'm a noncoffee person. Haha! When packing pasta, I learned the secret is to separatethe noodles from the sauce
pop tarts from the vending machine. 400 calories for only $1.25!
mmm...nice....i always wondered why hospitals are so cold
Free coffee is always good.
When I was on call as a resident, I frequently made a fresh pot of coffee in every nurses' station that I had to round on. Even if I didn't drink it, it scored points with the nurses...which often meant fewer pages later that night.
Graham crackers from the nutrition room.
...on a rough night, generally my fingernails.
...on better nights, chocolate pudding or the graham crackers from the patient nourishment refrigerators.
...on best nights, when I had time, the cafeteria was open, so whatever I could find there, hopefully it was the mint chocolate chip Edy's ice cream on tap.
Two questions, Where are you? And, do they need surgery residents?
I have a serious question (well, kind of).
Quite a few people managed helping themselves from the patient nourishment fridges. It sounds like it is quite a common thing to do for a resident in the US. Aren't you subject to some sort of disciplinary action if you are caught doing it? how do the nurses react when they see you do it?
I help myself to patients' bread sometimes, but I never tried anything from the patients' fridge (trust me, there were times when the temptation was certainly there!). It is just even when I get a couple of digestives and a cup of coffee from the patients' trolley, some nurses look at you as if you were a baby killer or something. Of course, other nurses could even get a hot meal for you from the patients' trolley. So, on the balance, I just try to avoid using anything intended for patients unless offered by nurses.
crackers and peanut butter were my mainstays not only when on call but to get through rounds
Depends on the nurse and you.
I've been told off before and ignored at other times.
Most of the times I try not to be obvious about it so its probably not noticed.
At my hospital we have an unlimited food allowance. I figure since the stuff in the nourishment rooms come from the same cafeteria where I am allowed to get as much stuff as I want, I can go ahead and grab what I need. It is their fault for not being open late enough, right? Actually, I don't typically eat on call between dinner and breakfast, but I do make sure to stock up on drinks. I only have to steal food from the floors if I miss dinner (they are serious about closing at 1830, come 1 second late and you are apt to find everything locked up). Most of the cafeteria staff is pretty nice to us and if they have anything not locked up they won't say anything if we take it (they figure we will either "pay" for it later by having them ring up extra stuff on our cards next time, or they just don't care).
When I do need a snack, I like the Kashi bars they have, or a bag of chips.
coffee. lots and lots of coffee
Snob. My 40s of Iceman aren't good enough for ya?
Totally, 100%, absolutely agree...
I have spent many a 24 hour call eating multiple packages of graham crackers and peanut butter.
Yeah! I lost count of how many call nights were fueled by grams n 'butter.
I lived off those for many a night.
Ah, the old staple of the surgery lounge...
That may be the truest and funniest statement I've read on here in a while!