TO SOME WHO ARE NOT SO FAMILIAR WITH THE TERM H.O. ..
Well, it means house officer
why is it called house officer?
try and guess...
your house if basically the hospital
you are to work 7 days a week, inclusive of on calls..
previously it used to be that you get up early in the morning, before the sun rises to get to the hospital, and you go back to the hospital when the sun dawns...
but nowadays, it's not that bad, I guess ( this is what I am told or brainwashed by the senior doctors who constantly remind us of the luxury that we have today...)
you are the lowest of the hierarchy in the hospital
you are below the staff nurse, MO's and of course the specialists
1) clerk patient
2) endorse medications as prescribed
3) sign prescription forms
4) prefill in the forms which are supposed to be signed by the medical officers
5) vampires -- blood thirsty people who constantly in need to poke people's arms to get out the blood
6) consent takers
7) literally clerk - write down every single orders by the MO or specialists
8) write down the progress of the patients and the physical findings
9) basically , just make sure everything ordered during the morning rounds are to be done
10) referral tasks
12) to speak to the radiologist/hematologist to get urgent investigations and suffer the consequences..as it is ordered by the specialists..
whatever we do..we never get credit..
whatever we fail, we get the scoldings
well H.O..is Hamba Orang..