Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to Answer Nurses' Questions: An Algorithm for New Interns



Dedicated to Jess. Hang in there!

14 comments:

  1. I have a thing called "Urban Spoon" on my iPod, where I shake it, and it randomly picks a restaurant.

    Perhaps Epocrates should have a feature like that for picking meds in these circumstances.

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  2. When in doubt, prescribe what's on your pen!

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  3. If I had a locker at work, I would hang this one up in it. Unfortunately, all female surgeons have to share the same locker, so I don't use it too much. (there's 6 female surgery residents and I don't know how many attendings. All the nurses and techs and cleaning people get their own lockers and we all have to share one.)

    -jess

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  4. As a NP I always thought the answer to what to prescribe when you have no idea was steroids.

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  5. This is not helping! *sob* *sobs*

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  6. OMG. Almost snorted lunch onto my keyboard. Awesome!

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  7. Alujna, I had a patient once with rheumatoid arthritis, and my attending decided a good idea would be to print out the wikipedia page on RA and made me give it to her as a handout. I'm still embarrassed thinking about it.

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  8. hello-my name is sofia,im a pulmonologist from greece-thats the best so far ,algorithm i ve ever read!i m going to print it and frame it cause it reminds me so many things during my first years at hospital!bravo!!!!!

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  9. Fizzy, I was at an appt. with my child's pediatric rheumatologist and asked a question about a drug side effect based on an FDA warning. While her doctor took his time trying to answer (there is no answer, there is never an answer in rheumatology, but I digress),the fellow jumped on the computer in the exam room and GOOGLED! Googled right in front of us! Then turned to me all snarky and said, 'like I thought, they have not proven any cause and effect for (drug in question) and (condition in question)'.

    I was livid. He needs to alert the FDA with the results of his google search. Also the drug manufacturer, as their ad copy now says plainly it can cause the condition, too.

    I bet their wiki page says it, too. I'll have to suggest he try wiki next time.

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  10. This completely rocked my morning. Love it. I may have to print it and give framed copies to friends as they graduate. Since I'll be too busy sobbing in a corner over my >$250k in debt to go shopping.

    -Clueless

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  11. Your cartoon is floating around, so I credited it to you. Maybe you will get more traffic and book sales?

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150918161557012&set=a.10150904042722012.412575.50306612011&type=1&theater

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    1. Thanks, Ryan. I'm disappointed that they used my cartoon but didn't credit me to begin with.

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