With the last big round of problem sets and exams for the semester occurring this week, I've pretty much been living in the library. Since misery loves company, it's nice to know that at least one of my patients is probably hitting the books just as hard.
EMS delivered her to the critical care area after she seized during a police traffic stop. She "seized" again while being triaged, and appeared confused by the time she got to us. A nervous-looking intern was thinking of intubating her when our beloved, grizzled charge nurse walked in with the registration paperwork, took a look at the patient, and barked "Before you fake your next seizure, read a better book." The patient dropped the act, I laughed, and the intern's jaw hung open in amazement.