Hi Dr. Grumpy! I'm a pharmacist at an academic medical center. Tonight I received a phone call from a surgical resident.
Dr. Surgistud: "My patient is NPO for surgery and is on Synthroid. Is there an IV formulation and what is the conversion?"
Brian, RPh: "Yes, it's 50% of the oral dose."
Dr. Surgistud: "OK, great. And also - the patient is on Advair. I need to change him to Levalbuterol and Atrovent, right?"
Brian, RPh: "Um... no. Those are different drugs. Why do you want to change the Advair?"
Resident: "Because the patient is NPO."
Hope you got a good laugh out of that... all of my colleagues did!