Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday morning incontinence

Over the weekend they were doing a CPR class in my office building. I saw them bringing the resuscitation dummies in on Friday afternoon.





This morning I got to the building, parked, and sleepily walked to the elevator.

The door opened, revealing a head and torso - separated from each other - lying in it.

After my pulse returned to normal, I called the hospital to let them know they'd left one of the dummies in the building, and where to find it.

22 comments:

Francine said...

lol.......oy

Anonymous said...

Whoa! So, you probably won't need as much Diet Coke this morning, huh?

23 Skidoo said...

Did you initiate CPR before you realized what was happening?

The Mother said...

Those things are massively expensive--one doesn't just leave them in elevators.

But I think Resuscie Annie is the best proof that CPR doesn't actually work. All that chest pounding and she's still pulseless.

thegooddrlaura said...

You watched Dexter last night, didn't you?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

No, why?

Animal said...

Where is the picture of the torso? LOL

ERP said...

Typical Neurologist. Gets all squeamish at the site of a trauma....

SuFu said...

have to change into a set of scrubs or was there any extra set of pants in the office?

The Nerdy Nurse said...

somebody recorded that... its too good to not be able to have an instant replay feature

Anonymous said...

gosh... did you help them glue the head and torso together? judging from the pic, i don't think the head and torso are separated...

Grumpy, M.D. said...

The pic is from google images. It's not the dummy I found.

Anonymous said...

oic! i thought you took a pic with your phone when you found the dummy :p

Anonymous said...

When I was in High School (a very long time ago--LOL) my mom had gone to Open House, the one and only one she attended during my four years of HS and my brother's because of what happened on that September Evening.

My Mom walked into the Health Room and we were studying CPR; we were all going to get certified. Well, to "show" parents some examples, etc., the teacher left Recessive Annie on the floor. My mother walked in, saw what she thought was someone laying on the floor and everyone was standing around talking and doing nothing about poor Annie. It scared the shit out of her and she passed out (hit the floor), OUT COLD. The teacher used it as a learning opportunity for the other parents. My mother was fine and my dad had to come get her as she was too shook up to continue. She also never returned to the school again, ever!

I was lucky that our graduations were at remote locations (Ravina and Dyke aka Ryan Stadium for those of you in IL).

From what I understand that story was told for years to come after both my brother and I finished the class and left the school.

Wow! Thanks for the laugh this morning. What a blast from the past!

Happy Thanksgiving to All and I hope that nobody has to work!

Anonymous said...

Did your kid need CPR after eating all those pickles?
(the word for word verification is "palin". That is terrifying.)

Anonymous said...

So Doc, I guess you did not get recertified-heh ?

Anonymous said...

when magic tricks go tragically wrong....

Gloria P said...

Does that hospital misplace patients, too?

thegooddrlaura said...

Sorry for the late reply to your reply. Dexter is about a serial killer who chops up his victims. I just figured you watched it on Sunday night and had murder & dismemberment on your mind on Monday when that elevator door opened.

In Dexter's defense, he only kills really bad people.

arzt4empfaenger said...

Haha, what a wake-up call! And... does adrenaline beat diet coke? ;-)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

NOTHING beats Diet Coke!

Anonymous said...

I knew a guy who did safety training for oil companies and traveled with a CPR dummy in a large ice chest, along with other supplies. In Angola, the customs officials opened the ice chest, and thought it was a real dead person. They all ran screaming from the room, making the customs process much simpler for the day.

Code is tipses, what DR. G felt upon seeing the dummy.

 
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