Saturday, June 25, 2005


Tips For Nurses

In an effort to improve clinician/nurse relationships I have decided to post some helpful tips for nurses:

-When waking me up a 3 a.m. don't start the phone call with "mornin sunshine!"

-When calling about a patient please have their chart with you, oh and make sure it's my patient first. I can't tell you how many times I've argued with a nurse over whether a patient is mine or not.

-Don't wait until 3 a.m. to call and ask me what diet I want on the patient.

-Don't wait until 3 a.m. to call and tell me about that "unresponsive episode" my patient had 12 hours earlier.

-I would really appreciate it if you could refrain from cackling at the top of your lungs and cursing like a drunk sailor while I'm trying to dictate.

-Just because you've never heard of the medication before doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

-No matter how much they may promise you that they don't, patients tell me everything you say about me.

-(for CCU nurses) The answer to every problem is not more Morphine.

Monday, June 06, 2005


Playing Computer Solitaire

What a co-worker was doing when she told me it wasn't right to blog at work.


-The average per capita income in Iraq in 2004 was $422, up from $322 in 2003. (Time)

Maybe that's why the MSM is so down on the Iraqis, they make more money than the average journalist.

-Sales of plus-size clothing for women rose by 13.2% last year, while sales of all women's clothing increased by just 5.6%

I'm not touching that one.

-Merv Griffin estimates that he made "close to $70-80 million" in royalties from the Jeopardy theme song. He wrote the tune in less than a minute (NYT)

I hardly took him any longer to write the song than the actual playtime of the song. (30 seconds)

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