Monthly Archives: October 2007

Working in the Zone

As has been the case for the past year or two, the individual cases I see are not all that exciting for me anymore.  Rather, its the interaction with my patients and their families that makes or breaks my day. At the moment, I can’t recall a single diagnosis from any of the patients I saw today, but I do…

Best line from the nursing staff…

Setting: 2:13 AM, Saturday, Halloween Weekend. Nursing Station of a busy inner-city emergency room. The department is spookily quiet. Jodi & Sonya, both nurses in their mid 50s, sit side by side filling out paperwork. JODI: Do you realize, Sonya, that we have been working together for over seventeen years. And we still get along! And the award for best…

Have you noticed the Ads?

Mr. Hassle’s Long Underpants recently underwent a complete make-over. (And I only got a handful of comments on it…love it or hate it, let me know!) Part of the makeover was the addition of two different sources of ad revenue that hopefully do little to interfere with your enjoyment of the site. Why did I decide to use ads? I…

PDX EMT calls The Bird

This is a wonderfully told story of a trauma call to a bunch of drunks on bikes in the woods. The overall tone of the response is serene and peaceful, at least by my take. Despite the mayhem that could be expected at the scene, PDX EMT keeps his cool, thinks it all through and comes very, very close to…