Wednesday, June 9, 2010

"Hey! Why doesn't this floor have call lights?"

Mr. Stemi: "When I had my heart attack I was on the telepathy floor for a week."

Dr. Grumpy: "You mean the telemetry floor."

Mr. Stemi: "Yeah, whatever it's called."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

given the known mental status changes after cardiac arrest, this patient may have found a poetic kernel of truth.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure those tele nurses anticipated all his needs and he didn't even miss the absence of a call light :)

CardioNP

Queen Silly Britches said...

I'd hate to be the nurse working on that floor!

Anonymous said...

lol, nice name you gave him, "stemi". love it.

PHDnotMD said...

Nice post title. :)

Albinoblackbear said...

We called it the "cardiac craft unit".

Where you can always be sure to find someone doing needlepoint at the nursing station.

:-)

(It's ok, they called us the FERNs...the 'ERN' stands for ER nurses and you can figure out what the F stands for.)

Anonymous said...

Despite the docs saying that I'd have some memory issues after cardiac arrest and subsequent long term life support I haven't noticed any at all, isn't it?

the observer said...

This post must be beheld in its entirety to appreciate its pun-y wonderfulness.

LOL!

Mr. STEMI, indeed!

lostonthefloor said...

Yeah, all these STEMI patients keep us from our crafts. Whatever. However, my patients do think I'm telepathic - even those I'm not.

Gert said...

Thanks for the laugh!

Lipstick said...

giggle...I heart the names you give to your patients!

ERP said...

I know you Neurologists are smart cookies but them's some impressive skillz.

 
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