Archive for April, 2012

Pre-GI bleed

A consult to general surgery for a patient who has a GI bleed which has been controlled by the GI service “in case it bleeds again” is deemed appropriate by some medicine chiefs. Luckily, it is possible to refuse such consults.

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Incubated patient

When a page reads “patient incubated”, something bad is about to land on the hospital door.

Bets not to make

There are 2 bets no human should ever make:

1. No human can eat 6 crackers in 1 minute.
2. No human can drink a gallon of milk in 1 minute.

Not all days are as terrible as they seem

Some days can seem extremely busy but go better than expected. Even with 27 patients to round on, 3 hours of clinic, 11 discharges to do, and 4 new traumas, today was not as bad as I had foreseen.

Second-hand smoke

If you are not allowed to leave your minor child unattended in the hospital and you absolutely must go outside for a cigarette, simply throw your child in a wheelchair and run her/him out with you.

The life of a workaholic

The more you work, the more work is thrown at you.

Natural utensils

If you are hungry enough not to care, your hands make great utensils.

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