No more handwashing.Welcome to the new world of Zombie Housestaff.
No more spread of MRSA.
No more spread of Clostridium dificile.
No need to even touch the patient!
And all for only four to seven thousand dollars a month as operating salary with no more malpractice insurance payments.
Residents and doctors never have to leave the friendly confines of their desk as they sit before the Almighty Electronic Medical Record nor expose themselves to unseemly odors.
What is it?
It won't be long 'til they place appendages carrying stethoscopes, thermometers, blood presure cuffs, EKG stickers and pulse oximeter probes complete with operational diagrams for the patient. It will be the ultimate in patient empowerment!
But there remains one question: will it come with a cup holder?