Monday, October 7, 2013

Quiz time

A friend of mine was recently taking a practice test for the Emergency Medicine boards, and came across this question:



42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm..... they offer so many good choices. I'm gonna go with E, but B runs a close second.

Anonymous said...

Definitely E!

jimbo26 said...

F. Don't know .

Anonymous said...

If the ED is in Cook County, Illinois E is the only choice.

Jennifer McDonald said...

why is there no "all of the above" option?! Obviously a specific order would need to be planned out, but that sounds like a fun day in the ER.

mostly cajun said...

Add F) Use the gun to assist the gang member in his departure into The Void.

MC

J said...

F. Sell the gun to help pay down your student debt.

OMDG said...

The answer is obviously B. Duh.

Momcat said...

There may not be an obvious answer to this question...

Anonymous said...

Most appropriate action according to who? :)

Nurse Lilly said...

Do they tell you if the ER is on the 1st or 2nd floor? Because that would determine whether or not I picked B.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:08 - hahahahahaha, awesome!

Anonymous said...

Fortunately there is enough gang warfare all over the nation to allow any and all ER docs to try all of the answers to see which works best...repeatedly.

Oh, as someone who works in the ED in Cook County, IL, I totally concur with Anon. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Duh, shoot the patient when " he tries to escape"

CholeraJoe said...

@anon who works at Cook County. Obviously the gun is a figment of your imagination since guns are completely outlawed in Chicago.

Officer Cynical said...

All answers, including many not listed, are correct with the exception of "C".

Anonymous said...

For all the people choosing E - be sure to do A first.

a.generic doc said...

They left out, shoot the members of the patient's gang who come to threaten to shoot you if you don't do a good job on the patient.

Anonymous said...

E. Go with E!!

Anonymous said...

F. See if the patient has any other cool stuff in his clothes.

Elli said...

F: Save it for the Joint Commission.

Ms. Donna said...

Officer Cynical is right in a meta sort of way, but the correct ans. is "C."

I am sure that some like Elli's answer, but that will attract the notice of law enforcement. We don't want to give Officer Cynical's compadres any trouble, do we?

Keep the muzzle of the weapon pointed to the floor, so not point it at anyone, stay away from the trigger, and above all do not let Grumpy or members of his tribe near it.

"Oh, I know all about it . . .KLBAM"

L said...

I think the more important question is....why would the ED physician be touching the patient's clothes? Never seen that in 20 years as an ED nurse.

awesomesauciness said...

F)Grab the gun, and shout "Imagonna pop a cap in yo' ass, mutha-fuckah" to no one in particular, just because you've always wanted to say that to someone to build your street cred, because you are one bad-ass ER mutha-fuckah.

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Definitely E. I see a great sitcom idea here... "Bad-Ass ER Doc"???

Anonymous said...

Or in Detroit......So many good choices! (eye roll)

SkullCandy

Patti Cadwallader said...

Definitely "E", although "B" sounds like fun too.

Pierre said...

B of course, but remember to take it with gloves, just to avoid being indicted

Loren Pechtel said...

I don't see that this question has ONE correct answer, it depends on the training the person has.

C is an obvious answer but not the only one.

For someone who knows how to do so A then C makes a lot of sense. You probably don't have a way to lock it up, better to have an unloaded weapon laying around than a loaded one.

Charles said...

Ha! They left off my choice - use the gun to shoot the gangbanger screaming how dare you bring this crap into my ER.

Seriously, if you know how, A then C, duh.

Li'l Azathoth said...

F. Put on some latex gloves and go to town on all those assholes who've been pissing you off lately. Blame it on the gang member. After all, those are his fingerprints all over the gun. Chances are he'll have bled out and died by the time you get back anyway. Even if he hasn't, who are the authorities going to believe- a gang member or a doctor?

DVM.Pat said...

We're missing vital information! What is the gang affiliation of the ER doc? If the GSW victim is his compadre in crime, E would be obvious... If not, he'd be obligated to go with the un-written F mentioned above (use the gun to finish the job on the victim). The question is clearly incomplete.

JC said...

D;, obviously. One can never have too many deniable weapons. (Poor thing, it must have followed me home..)

Anonymous said...

Totally unsurprised this was written by an EDMD. We are a little "different"; any one of my esteemed colleagues could have written this. Or me.

Denethal said...

I like how they put extra spacing between B and C, and C and D. :P

Anonymous said...

E. Assuming the rival gang is those jackholes in Radiology. Now they are going to do things OUR WAY!

peace said...

Thanks for the laugh.
Well this sort of questions that nail us mostly!

ThorMD said...

Yeah, because only urban gang members come to the ED with guns.....I've worked in some where half the staff was carrying.

Anonymous said...

Are all the questions on this test this easy??? If so, I could have been a doctor instead of just a paramedic.

Anonymous said...

B. Because then the other idiots in the hospital won't accidentally shoot anybody else.

MexiRN said...

I choose E

Anonymous said...

Do they always put extra space around the right answer?

 
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