Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Another Helpful Hospital Tip

Okay, grumpy fans, I learned this today.

Here's another tip for my fellow physicians and anyone else who cares:

No good will EVER come from getting consulted to see a patient who's been in the ICU for 2 weeks before they call you, and who's initial chart note starts with: "Patient is an 81 year old male who attempted to rectally disimpact himself with his toothbrush."

And I'll leave the rest of this sad story to your imagination.

1 comment:

Glen said...

Note to PCP: Prescribe fewer opiates, and teach your patient about Milk & Molasses enema.

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