Primary Team Finds Brutality of Neuro Exam Effective Tool to Help Coma Patients’ Families Consider Hospice

  • 1K
    Shares

Neurology undeniably holds the monopoly to such insights as, “The prognosis following an hour of anoxia is guarded at best and likely very poor.” Their ability to foresee these abysmal futures has been long thought to be the impetus for numerous stimulating consults.

However, a new survey of ICU providers has uncovered another aspect of the prowess that makes them indispensable in the care of the critically ill. The inhumanity of turning off sedation to assess a patient’s ability to feel pain in various body parts is off-putting enough that it can speed an otherwise lengthy goals-of-care discussion. One respondent comments, “I have one consultant I can count on to leave especially obvious bruising. She is really a wonder. I find that she is at peak form when called for a STAT brain death exam on a weekend night call.”

Respondents to survey report otherwise expected motivations including the desire for continuous EEG by which to interpret otherwise frightening muscle movements, desire for camaraderie in appreciation of an elicited exam finding, actual ignorance of prognosis, desire for neuro to deliver bad news, and accidental mistake in which Urology was the intended victim.

These findings are sure to revolutionize medical education. If medical students were trained to torture patients more effectively, neurology consults in the ICU could be rendered a rarity within our lifetimes.

image_pdfimage_print
  • Gomerblog Team

    This author is actually a group of authors that contribute. Many famous Gomerblog authors have published here later to have their works printed under their real name. Maybe one day you too could be part of the Gomerblog team

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

blood sugar rises after Halloween

Overnight News: Nation Has 107 Point Average Rise in Blood Sugars After Halloween

1KSharesWASHINGTON, D.C. – The Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, reported that the nation’s average ...

female doctor

Female Doctor Excited to Finally Start Making 20% Less Than Male Colleagues

497SharesCHICAGO, IL – Dr. Bianca Bank, recent graduate of the University of Chicago Internal ...

anesthesiologist intubate bored anesthesiologist

Trump Pardons Anesthesia

1.2KSharesWASHINGTON, D.C. – Stating that he wanted to “give this pardon thing a test ...

hospital administrators

Hospital Renamed “Our Lady of Perpetual Shortage”

8.9KSharesIn honor of recent supply chain deficiencies, FDA recalls, as well as loss of ...