Tiia Salminen

Back to Funland

As I share most of the feelings and experiences that Katariina wrote about in her last blog post, I won’t copy all that in here but I still want to share some of my own thoughts. For me this exchange was an experience that I had longed for since my secondary school times. I have…

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Assisting the surgeons

After spending almost two weeks with different anaesthetic nurses in different operating theatres we got allocated with couple of scrub nurses and circulating nurses. Usually in the OT there is one scrub nurse assisting the surgeons and at least two circulating nurses who assist the scrub nurse. Those three nurses then change places during the…

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Hello from the other side

For a nice change: a post about our life outside the hospital; the famous and precious freetime. The rabbit meal In October, we went with two Norwegian friends to Charlie’s Inn, a restaurant famous for its rabbit meals. The rabbit is traditional Maltese food, you can find whole rabbits from meat desks in the supermarkets….

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Visitors from Finland

On the same week me and Katariina finished our placement in the pediatrics there was an autumn holiday in Finland so my boyfriend arrived here in Malta. For that week I lived like real tourist without worrying about my next placement. On Monday we had to work with Katariina but in afternoon when we came…

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Ending of the first placement

About a week and half ago we managed to finish our pediatric placement in Disneyland ward. For the last week we only had to do two working days which left us lots of free time. During the time we spent in Disneyland we saw many many many times when children were cannulated or the doctors…

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Getting used to Malta

So, it’s been a long week. After our last post, we have listened some jazz in beautiful Valletta, partied in Paceville and done very very long days at Mater Dei Hospital. We continued in pediatrics A+E at this week. We got to visit in adult side of the emergency and it was really interesting especially…

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First thoughts about Malta

After twelve hours journey (including busses, aeroplanes, taxi) we finally arrived to Malta on Sunday and found our way to University Residence in Lija. We were so exhausted that after checking in we simply took couple of hours nap in the middle of afternoon. After refreshing shower we started to wandering around the neighbourhood trying…

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