How do I stop from getting shocked? This only happens to me on the floor and not outside the hospital. Every door, every machine, even siderails that I touch always shock me! The shocks from the IV pumps are TERRIBLE. Every one looks at me crazy because I jump from the shock (they of course don't see or feel it) or because I rub my hand cautiously towards the door handle. The IV that shocked me today nearly lit a fire under my butt. Is anyone else getting shocked on a daily basis?
Mar 15, '05
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the static phone explosion from gas stations is over well ten years old. being beat to death by either 48 hours or 60 minutes, i remember which of the two it was but know for a fact it was one of the two because i watched the program myself. secondly, by a program called "myth busters" on your local cable network that shot it down in a heart beat as being false. thirdly, yet another program called "urban myths" hosted by i believe at the time was stacy ketch continued shot this one down.
i wasn't aware of this, but what i am aware of is the danger of static electricity in operating rooms and icu's...however that static electricity comes about. operating room floors are engineered and constructed to avoid just this problem.
imagine touching a patient and giving them a shock when they have a swan with metal in it's temperature probe. might as well just shock the heart directly cause that's what happens (of course not to near the extent of a defibrillator, but still a shock).
thanks for that info. i will look further into it, but in the meantime i still won't use my cell phone at a gas station or in the icu.
Last edit by begalli on Mar 15, '05