If the stand up comedy routine, “You might be a Redneck if…” was adapted to GOMERS (ie, representatives of the Get Out of My Emergency Room class of patients, it might go like this:
You might be a GOMER…
If you reach down to scratch your crotch and come back with a Foley.
If your BP is 40/20 and you’re still completely coherent.
If your answer to every question is one statement and it’s something like “Lubba lubba lubba.” (more…)
From Administration Approved by Board of Directors
RE: New Policy Effective Immediately
You are advised to come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing Prada shoes and carrying a Gucci bag, we will assume you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes, and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress just right, where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
We will no longer accept a doctor’s statement as proof of sickness. If you are able to go to the doctor, you are able to come to work.
Each employee will receive 104 personal days a year. They are called Saturdays & Sundays. (more…)
Nursing is as diverse as those who make it their career choice. However, there are certain basic traits inherent in all nurses. After a decade of fine tuning my nursing skills in a variety of clinical settings, I have noticed that nurses generally fall into one of four distinguishable personality types. (more…)
Most hospital incident reports pertain to patient falls or malfunctioning equipment. On a Mental Health Unit, however, some fairly strange events often take place that have to be reported. Here are some fo those incident reports that might lead a utilization reviewer to acetaminophen: (more…)