Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Tools of my Trade #3
Speculums, Clamps, Tenaculums, Scissors
These instruments are hard and cold, shiny and clanky. These instruments are also tools of my trade. As a clinician, I appreciate them...use them for pap smears, rupture of membrane evaluations, placement of IUD's...all valuable and necessary tasks. As a woman, I strongly dislike them, they are harsh, invasive and downright uncomfortable. So, I am left as a female clinician, attempting to make them as palatable as possible. I use them with respect and always, always, always with permission.