Wwyd if you worked in healthcare, going no. 2 mid-log, and they called cardiac arrest overhead

Wwyd if you worked in healthcare, going no. 2 mid-log, and they called cardiac arrest overhead

  • Pinch off, wipe, and run to emergency

  • Squeeze really hard for 30 seconds and then run to emergency

  • Continue with no. 2 until finished


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brainhulk

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I have nobody else with me at night to cover potty-breaks

I think I am going to bill my employer for new boxer briefs :mad:
 

NTMBK

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First... eat more fiber, jeeze.

Second- you don't want to be making poor decisions in a life-and-death situation because you're prairie dogging it.
 

lxskllr

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Sounds like a management issue. If anything needs redundancy, it's health care. They should have a backup for every person on the shift. What would I do? I dunno, but someone there needs to be talked to.

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Thinking about it a bit, and without knowing exactly how a hospital is setup, I think grabbing a diaper from the supply cabinet, and getting to work would be a reasonable course of action. Afterward, you can chew the supervisor a new asshole for leaving you understaffed.
 
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feralkid

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I had not previously been familiar with the nomenclature, re: mid-log.
 

Homerboy

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Sounds like a management issue. If anything needs redundancy, it's health care. They should have a backup for every person on the shift. What would I do? I dunno, but someone there needs to be talked to.

edit:
Thinking about it a bit, and without knowing exactly how a hospital is setup, I think grabbing a diaper from the supply cabinet, and getting to work would be a reasonable course of action. Afterward, you can chew the supervisor a new asshole for leaving you understaffed.
Interesting choice of words...
 

interchange

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Depends on the environment. When I was at the main hospital as an intern on medicine rotation as the designated hospital team to respond to all codes, never once was I able to get to the room fast enough to even be involved. In that scenario, I'd just ignore it and finish the pooping. However, at the freestanding psych hospital I might be the only MD there, so I'd do whatever it takes to get there ASAP. Although, we've never had a code blue in the ~3 years I've been at my current spot. As an intern, I did have to initiate a code on the psych floor, but I got the hell out of the way when the code team showed up (very promptly).
 

GagHalfrunt

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Stay and finish. If you interrupt the process your mind can't focus on anything else and you'd be a detriment if involved in a medical emergency.
 

WelshBloke

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You're probably going to want to finish first. Theres no toilet breaks once you start CPR. Then again you should be able to poop wipe and go in a minute or so anyway.
 

AdamK47

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It would be really hard to run with my pants still around my ankles in any one of those three scenarios.
 

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