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- by CheesePotato Jul 11It's a stormy night and you are quietly looking over orders in the ED, minding your own business, and suddenly from bay 4 you hear a little girl sing-song:
The old man is snoring--
He bumped his head,
Went to bed,
And couldn't get up in the morning.
Which your sleep deprived/call-riddled brain helpfully hears as:
Cat 1, 83yo. M, GCS 7, traumatic head injury, depressed respiratory status, found unresponsive at home in AM, IW ETA 45 ground, Trauma Doc to see.
And just like that, you just medically analyzed a piece of your childhood to death.
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- Jul 12 by rnsrgr8tYears ago, when I worked in the NICU, the hospital where I worked had a Mcdonalds in the lobby. When I worked nights, we often would go down there for dinner in the middle of the night (yeah I know, SO bad for me). The alarm on the automatic fryers for the French Fries (it would go off when the fries were ready) sounded just like our alarms for our monitors. Cannot tell you how many times my coworkers and I would be standing, waiting for our food, hear those fry alarms and jump thinking one of our babies was in trouble!
- Jul 12 by blondy2061hQuote from R!XTERI saw the temperature as 62 degrees and thought that glucose was a bit low once.That's awesome. I was once driving next to a car with a digital speedometer and noticed it was at 40(mph) and my first thought was "oh no! he's brady!"
- Jul 12 by twinkletoes53Oh, thank you. At least I'm not alone! I did that once, then felt terrible about it.
Then again, I discreetly look @ every person I meet in public to check out the state of their veins. Especially children, since I worked in Peds. for almost 35 years.