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New “Eject” Button Expedites ED Discharges

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HARTFORD, CT – In a stunning combination of social work finesse and aeronautical engineering, one local hospital’s ED has patented the first “Eject” button in medical history.

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We at GomerBlog would push this button ALL the time!

This progressive move spawned from a previously-explored Quality Improvement Initiative whereby challenging patients were identified with wristbands.  In spite of this stigmatizing label, these patients have demonstrated the impervious resilience of a fighter pilot by returning to the ED for pain meds and head CT scans.

Dr. Kristina “Maverick” Patterson has applauded this technology since day 1.  “We bring so many patients in by air, honestly I’m surprised we haven’t used this as an exit strategy,” she tells reporters at GomerBlog.  The exit strategy, of course, being a swift aerial launch of repugnant persons from ED beds 1 to 8.

When an “ejectable patient” is first identified, they are asked to switch into a more comfortable gown.  These more comfortable gowns have a built in parachute in the back that looks like a neck pillow attachment.  After changing into the gown, any provider can hit the eject button which starts a sequence of events leading to the ceiling opening followed by a controlled explosion under the gurney that launches the patient 200+ yards up into the sky.  The parachute should open and carry them far away from the hospital.

Hospital representatives say the technology has dramatically reduced ED provider time, thereby increasing the efficiency of “real” healthcare delivery.  Despite the impressively high overhead, overall ED expenditures in the last quarter have dropped by a remarkable 45%.  ED Chief Tom Skerritt has announced his next step to apply for NIH funding of an additional 28 “Aerobeds.”

No adverse events have been reported to date as parachutes are attached to patients before the ejection button is hit.  Interns are even sent out into the field to retrieve the Aerobeds and parachutes afterwards.

  • Jimothy Dalton

    Most famous for his invention of the reflex, Jimothy Dalton is best characterized by his flippant demeanor and quizzical facial expressions. He is grateful for his Arkansan upbringing which painted his education wholly Creationist and fruitfully agrarian. Despite his frontal lobotomy, Jimothy remains gleefully productive in the fields of Netflix rentals, underwear modeling, and bouncy castles. When he isn’t writing for gomerblog, he’s dealing with patients. And thinking about what he’s going to write next for gomerblog.

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    wish there was one for Stepdown & ICU transfers…& 1 for floor discharges @boredERdoc

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    Mark McCartney

    interesting way to cut ED waiting times

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    Kathy Shreve

    Too funny.

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    Zoey Olin

    Every ER should have one of these

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    Zoey Olin

    Every ER should have one of these

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    Ashley Bautista


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    Luis Lemus

    Adam Dauer Erick Muller Redmond Stephan Laura Santana Holly Goodin Osmond Eslava now we just need one for the prehospital setting

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    Anissa Brancato Buckley

    Amanda Preston Johnston this is for you. Wish it were true. Happy Easter.

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    Karin Cartwright

    “The parachute should open” hee hee

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    Tamara ‘MaRa’ Weathers

    Omg that would be comical

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    Amanda Manda

    Hahahahaha Tamara ‘MaRa’ Weathers Dan Elle Wilkinson Jenna Lauren

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    Charlene Rowles

    We once had a faulty stretcher in ER that would not lie flat- kept popping everyone back into high fowlers position. We called it our Gomer ejector stretcher. Priceless article. Thanks for the memories!

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    Sam Travis

    Morgan Hekele

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    Prudence Scott

    Joy Fyrne forget the bell, Let’s try this on our floor !!

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    Marshall McGough

    We got an eject button, it’s called Security

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    Ashleigh Grimm

    Tracy Mouser this is perfect!

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    Amanda Moore DeJohn

    Paul DeJohn

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    Laura Good Journagan Wait


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    Sheri Lochridge Connett

    You don’t gotta go home but you can’t stay here!

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    Sarah Harris

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