1. When it turns out the Staph aureus growing out of your patient's blood is not methicillin resistant
2. A second set of cardiac enzymes that is negative
3. Electrolytes that don't need to be repleted
4. A bacterial culture that is initially read as gram positive cocci, but turns out to be skin flora
5. A positive U/A in an elderly altered mental status patient
Oh yeah, I'll take #5 any day.ReplyDelete
Those are just so true.ReplyDelete
Phone that don't make me smile:ReplyDelete
1. Requests for extensive work up of normal skin flora.
2. Calling the micro lab for every test result except cultures.
3. Assuming that a UA w/ microscopic must mean that it went to the micro lab, so let's call them with questions about an abnormal UA...lol