Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dr. Orthochick: Ice

Nurse: Your patient in room 222 has a temperature of 43.5 Celsius and the computer notification went off that I need to tell you about that.

Me: Yeah, I'm sure it did because the computer is trying to tell us that there's no way that's possible.

Nurse: Well, he just got done with surgery and we took his temperature and that's what it was.

Me: Yeah...but that's over 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

Nurse: Oh. Maybe we should retake it.

Me: Yeah, let's start with that.

Lo and behold, it was a normal 98.6.

To quote "Player Piano":
He who lives by technology, dies by technology. Sic sempre tyrannis.


  1. Common sense is, like, hard and stuff.

    1. Thank you for that one, NeuroTrumpet.
      I couldn't have, like, said it better myself !
      - Paul

  2. As a nurse I apologize for the lack of critical thinking by colleague displayed.