Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Online learning

Last night I did some online CME (Continuing Medical Education), which featured a webinar. The speaker was discussing ways to improve patients' overall health.

One of the techniques he recommended was having them keep monthly exercises diaries, and reviewing them at each visit. He called them, logically enough, "Patient Exercise Diaries" or PED.

His suggestion was to keep older diaries in files at my office, and at each appointment compare them to a patient's most recent one. Then he put up a slide summarizing this idea:

It said "COMPARE PED-FILES AT EVERY VISIT." (try saying "PED-files" out loud).

It's a good thing they couldn't see or hear me. Because I lost it.

12 comments:

Not House said...

Hahahahaahha.

Talk about poor oversight.

Anonymous said...

Dr: "How's your PED-file Mrs. Smith?"

Pt:"WHO TOLD YOU ABOUT MY SON! EVERYTHING ON THE NEWS WAS A LIE!"


hahahahaha

Old MD Girl said...

*Snort*

kate said...

I almost want to suggest that to our doctors just so that I can hear them all asking about "PED-files" all afternoon.

Kim said...

A friend of mine called me recently because he was in hysterics and wanted to share the reason for the hysterics with me. It seems he had been at a meeting of some sort and a person who had a huge southern accent was talking. She uttered the phrase 'deep inside of me.'. Care to guess what it sounded like to my friend, keeping in mind that it was spoken with a big time southern accent? Yep, that's it...deep in sodomy.

It'd be funny if deep inside of her she wanted to keep a PED-File and discussed that fact. 'Deep in sodomy I want to keep a pedophile.'.

Oh dear.

terri c said...

Do these people NEVER THINK? No, guess not.

Anonymous said...

You are all being childish again.

And again I find myself going anonymous.

Axl Rose said...

...childish...for shame :) It's hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't that really be Continuing Online Medical Education?

Ben S said...

In a choral group some years ago, the conductor was teaching us to pronounce the "ch" in "dich" (German piece) like the "h" in "huge". So we repeated, over and over, "huge dich huge dich". A couple of us started laughing, and it spread across the room. The conductor, being somewhat absent-minded, took a while to figure out what was so funny.

The Mother said...

I think that only works if you keep a priest on staff.

Anonymous said...

The most hilarious part is that some health care guru thinks you're going to spend precious office time reviewing these worthless files. To think that someone is paying him to spew this crap.

 
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