April Fools Day we created an entire fake patient for the day shift. CHF, MRSA, Chest tubes, foley, incont of bm, .... basically a train wreck of a patient. I wore the monitor under my scrubs
so that our patient had a rythym on the monitor. Our PCT's stuffed the bed to look like a pt was in the bed. When our shift was over we left, I took off the monitor and let the nurse taking the patient that his "patient" was off the monitor. We had gotten one of our new nurses to give report (a very sweet and innocent looking girl). He had no idea it was coming.
When we got back that night, the nurse had gotten all gowned and gloved up and in the room before he realized what had happened. He had a really good sense of humor (a very good thing) and was just more relieved not to have that patient.
We had so much fun planning it all night!