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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday vignet

I was in my office performing a patient interview and obtaining necessary bloodwork when Dr GSW walked in. Clearly flustered, I could not ignore him.

"Greg is there something wrong?"

"This damn thing keeps blinking at me. Look blink, blink, blink." (this thing is his pulse oximeter- a machine that measures the percentage of oxygen in the patients blood).

I looked at it and had to bite my tongue to keep from laughing. IT NEEDED BATTERIES PEOPLE! (The man is helpless...)

I replaced the batteries (because it was faster than trying to get him to do it) and returned to my patient. Her response: "Is he special ?" I had no answer for her.


suz said...


HappyWifeHappyLife said...

OMG - are you serious???
Even I - with no medical training - know what a pulse ox is. And I could probably figure out how to change the batteries.

How do these docs get through medical school without learning this basic stuff????


painted maypole said...

he he he

karengberger said...

Well, clearly his "specialty" lies elsewhere.

the dragonfly said...

"Is he special?"