Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Call Mantra

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Thirty-five patients. 07:05 AM Saturday

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Eight new consults.

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Six patients in the ICU.

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Two acute infarctions.

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Four stress echos.

"Keep 'em alive until 8:05"

Three adenosine thalliums.

"Keep 'em alive 'til 8:05"

Seven discharges. "Dr. Fisher, When are you going to discharge Mr. Smith?"

"Keep 'em alive 'til 8:05"

A hundred pages.

"Keep 'em alive 'til 8:05"

No deaths. 08:05 AM Sunday.

(Why do I hate my life right now?)

-Wes

2 comments:

Moof said...

{{{ comfort! }}}

Anonymous said...

don't you have fellows and residents?