Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Morning doctor: "What can you tell me about Alvesco?"
Me: "sounds very familiar, is he on the cardiac ward?"
Morning doctor: "Alvesco is a medication"

Friday, November 22, 2013


Nurse, "room 405 is haunted ... ... that's your office"
Me, "my office is 404"
Nurse, "that's what I meant"

I totally laughed her off, but I'm keeping the lights on.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


I had to wake up a sweet old lady for her blood test this morning. It's pretty much the worst, waking someone up to jab them with a needle.

She was especially upset though, because in her dream a gorgeous man was just abut to jump into bed with her.

I left her with a passing comment that I'd let her get back to her gorgeous man. She just gave me a withering look and said "dreams don't work that way, dear".

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


This is an actual page I got in the wee hours of this morning ...

"Hello Dr, I'm calling from the cardiac ward. We have a couple of jobs waiting for you but more importantly we have muffins. Some are chocolate with choc chips, and some are just choc chip. Whenever you're ready."

Best ever!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Night shift

I started another term of medical nights this week. For the next three months I will work seven 12 1/2 hour night shifts in a row, followed by seven days off.

I've done it before over winter, and chose to do it again because of the valuable experience you can only get on nights. Haha ... actually the pay is really good and I like having every second week off.

I used to think the first night was always the hardest, but I've just remembered otherwise. It's the night after your first proper daytime sleep. I'm struggling right now!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


It turns out you can accidentally delete a patient's file from the emergency department simply by leaning your elbows on the keyboard.

As far as we can tell, there is no actual key sequence that does this - you have to use your elbows. I am not the only one to have done this, by the way.

Aggressive-aggressive notes

Got that?


I do wonder how many times this happened before they made a sign ...