Thursday, January 5, 2012

What to do when you're being pimped: An algorithm

Note: Cartoon inspired by Tony L


  1. Love this. In my world now as a senior resident, I frequently get asked questions by med students/junior residents, and I also have the option of saying "Why don't you look that up and tell me about it tomorrow?" when I don't know the answer. It's almost as good as having a gunner handy.

  2. Ok. The ADDer is here and cking up on you. What is "Going off to the ED?"

    Did you mean ER, Emergency Room?

    Been there done that. It just complicates and delays things.

    Just cking? Maybe there is an ED solution? Do you mean like looking it up in the medical library or something like that by use of ED term?

  3. PS. Would love to know how you created this non-symmetrical flowchart? Hand-drawn with a cut-and-paste?

    Would be a useful tool when I need to problem solve. Maybe my left=-brain is over-working it?

    I have been accused of 'overthinking.'

  4. Guess you could define a cartoon as 'Overthinking?'

  5. SD -- I wish I could "like" your comment.

  6. This is amazing!

    Oh and Jean - I think ED means emergency department

  7. Jean: ED is emergency department, which is what we sometimes call the ER. I probably should have said ER to make it more accessible to non-medical people.

    I made it in Adobe Photoshop.

  8. LOL at the gunner comment!