That is funny as hell. Not sure why, but I am cracking up!USCDiver said:Our Stryker gurneys have the giant fly wheel that lowers down when you put the thing in drive mode (ie not brake or steer mode). But when the brakes are on that thing is off the ground. I've spent many an H & P spinning that thing with my foot to see how long it will spin. "You got the sugar?" wow look at it go "You only drink 2 a day huh? 2 what? Oh 2 pints, ok I see now" Aw this one sucks it didn't even go around twice
I think I saw one, once.docB said:...No gurney has ever had a working IV pole for any length of time. Not even a day....
Whoa. That's like what would happen if David Lynch directed a Transformers movie.QuinnNSU said:We have about 5 or 6 gurneys that TRANSFORM into a gyn bed. Yup, they have stirrups and the middle of the bed breaks away, and you can pull the top mattress away so all you got are legs up in the hiz-air. Pretty sweet.
We have them at Duke, too, and they save a LOT of time.QuinnNSU said:Strong work on the resuscitation of the thread, docb.
I think we are priviliged at Tampa General. We have about 5 or 6 gurneys that TRANSFORM into a gyn bed. Yup, they have stirrups and the middle of the bed breaks away, and you can pull the top mattress away so all you got are legs up in the hiz-air. Pretty sweet. Although, peculiarly, there's always one messed up wheel, kinda like a shopping cart.
No more pelvic exams on bedpans for me!
Not that it bothered me any.
Too much!Febrifuge said:"Gynobots, go!"
hmmm, don't think i've ever seen a new gurney in my med school's hospital. then again, i doubt there's anything new in our hospital.docB said:Hold on! Maybe we can salvage it and turn it into something beautiful. How about a discussion of ER gurneys. Have any of you ever noticed that after 1 day of use a brand new gurney will have 1 bad wheel, a chunk of the plastic ripped off the rail, a broken IV pole and a rip in the mattress. That same gurney will then maintain the exact same condition for roughly 50 years. I'm just kidding of course. No gurney has ever had a working IV pole for any length of time. Not even a day. I'm sure you all know the Stryker company motto, "Quality first! But if a working IV pole leaves the factory you're fired." Any hoo, we can't fault them for not working on the IV poles when they are so consumed by the primary objective of designing innovative ways to hide the rail latches so that no two are alike and they can never be found.
For those of us that frequently get stuck haveing to do pelvics on non-gyne beds it helps to stick an upsidedown bedpan under the pt's butt. It raises the... area of interest (whew!) up so you have room to use a speculum.EMApplicant said:bedpans? i suppose that could be handy with some of the more monstrous discharges....
I was going to say something crude, along the lines of "that's what I use my coffee cup for" but I will refrain from saying it. For many reasons:Sessamoid said:It's a good idea to keep a second one around, in case the patient happens to be spontaneously aborting.
oh, it wouldn't take a coup. just a power hungry caveman with mod powers looking for an opportunity to increase his cavedom would do. mwahahaha!!QuinnNSU said:2) I wouldn't want to have a coup to take me down as Moderator for such sayings
Well I sure am glad you decided against saying it because it might have made me lose taste for this delicious Snicker's Latte I am drinking. Thanks Quinn, as always..... mmmmm... hazlenutty deliciousness.... creamy too.QuinnNSU said:I was going to say something crude, along the lines of "that's what I use my coffee cup for" but I will refrain from saying it. For many reasons:
1) I dont' drink coffee, and its not cool to say "Diet Mountain Dew cup"
2) I wouldn't want to have a coup to take me down as Moderator for such sayings
3) Its horribly disgusting.
Isn't it just always bad when the word "creamy" pops up in the ER?drkp said:Well I sure am glad you decided against saying it because it might have made me lose taste for this delicious Snicker's Latte I am drinking. Thanks Quinn, as always..... mmmmm... hazlenutty deliciousness.... creamy too.
Usually, notable exceptionsdocB said:Isn't it just always bad when the word "creamy" pops up in the ER?
Febrifuge said:Isn't medical language weird?
"Procedure." Corporate definition: we do it this way because the computer requires it. Medical definition: slap on a mask and get some Lidocaine.
"Concerning." Academic definition: here's what this issue relates to. Medical definition: I'm worried about what that chest film shows.
"Scene." Screenwrighting definition: EXT. PARK -- DAY. Medical definition: where the ambulance goes.
"Discharge." Military definition: thanks for serving, goodbye, farewell. Medical definition: yuck, look at that goo.
"Resident." Financial aid definition: This is my state school, so I get reduced tuition. Medical definition: Wait -- what day of the week is it?
Wow, docB, you have really reinforced my belief that EM people are the coolest! So crazy-random, I love it!docB said:See. Only on the EM board could this have happened.
No, it should be Medical: The health department will be showing up at your door within the next week. Maybe you should send your hubby away on vacation . . .BKN said:NOOOOO!
Dishonorable discharge: military: it's time for you to leave bucko! Medical: It's time for ceftriaxone and doxycycline, bucko!
Panda Bear said:A deleted thread on the EM forum forum gets more action than the entire Family Medicine forum reinforcing my belief that Emergency Medicine is the cool, occasionally drunk girl who everybody wants to date while FM, well, let's just say FM has a nice personality.
how DO u get a gig like that anyway.. I'm sure it would be a kewl pick-up line at the bar: u know, I.. am.. an SDN moderator, baby!docB said:Like this would be the thing to do it as opposed to all the other stuff.