In The Moment: Trusting the “Normometer”

  • Nicola M. Orlov
    Address correspondence to Nicola M. Orlov, MD, FAAP, MPH, The University of Chicago Medicine, 5721 S. Maryland Ave – MC 8000, Chicago, IL 60637
    Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill

    Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Ill
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      I was recently asked to speak about a mistake I have made in my career. I was overwhelmed at the number of memories that came to mind. Somehow my errors are seared into my brain and the successes seemed to have disappeared as though they had never happened. Despite many vivid memories of when things went wrong, 1 patient encounter felt the most poignant.
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