A letter to a junior doctor:
The joys, vagaries and risks of A&E are that it is an action driven practice. The rule is “Find it, Fix it.” It is the philosophy underlying the ABCs: First things First & Find it, Fix it. It requires that you make a decision and ACT!
The caveat is act in haste, repent at leisure.
ACS is one of the big six: appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, aortic aneurysms, acute coronary syndromes, missed fractures, and missed foreign bodies (http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic945.htm). Everyone needs to be especially careful of these.
And everything is ultimately a learning experience.
Keep fighting the good fight J.