Thursday, April 15, 2010

Going Retro

I've encountered several patients in the ER who request specific medications by name, mostly of the narcotic variety. "I think it's called d-d-d-diluadid? It's the only thing that works for my chronic 20 out of 10 stubbed toe pain."

Last night, however, I took care of an older patient who had been boarding for several hours in the ER while waiting for an ICU bed to become available. Understandably agitated, he yell requests at the staff any time one of us entered the room. Towards the end of his stay, I was treated to a shout of "I CAN'T SLEEP BRING ME MY THORAZINE," and promptly thought of this...

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