Since we work as a team, we inform our colleagues of our whereabouts when we leave the unit. One coworker never leaves to go to the bathroom but instead always, “heads for the defecation station.”
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Our Clinical Research Department had recently taken on an Alzheimer’s study that involved a lengthy consent process with both the patient and the caregiver. One couple was married for 52 years, but he kept insisting she wasn’t his wife. It was never clear who he thought she was. She reminded him about the details of their marriage. She pointed out that they were married in Paris. Finally, in exasperation, she said, “I am your wife. I tie your shoes and I put on your pants!”
He then asked, “Did you put my pants on in Paris?”
“No!” she responded. “You were too busy trying to get into mine!”
During a recent change-of-shift report, I heard an IV infusion pump alarm. I asked one of our nurses’ aides to go into the room and press the ‘pause’ button to stop the alarm. Our infusion pumps flash a message describing the problem, like ‘air in the line’. When the aide returned to the nurses’ station, I asked her what the pump was saying.
In earnest, she replied, “It was saying, ‘beep, beep, beep.”
While visiting a friend who was in the hospital, I noticed several of nurses were wearing a pin
designed to look like an apple. I asked one nurse what the pin signified.
“Nothing,” she said with a smile.
“It’s just to keep the doctors away.”