Friday, August 7, 2020

New Intern Hands Attending Cup of Urine on Rounds

CHICAGO, IL – New medical Intern, Dr. Alexa Friedrich, disappeared after presenting a patient to her attending physician.  She has been desperately trying to impress her attending.  The group thought it was odd she...
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Hospital Staff Deciding If Cup at Nurses Station is Filled With Urine-Colored Tea or...

BOCA RATON, FL - The hospital staff at St. Maria-De-Madrigal-Del-Toro-Del-Mar Boca Ratón Community Hospital have spent the last four hours debating whether the unidentified liquid left in a cup at the central nursing station...
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Nephrologist Discovers New Electrolyte, Internists Everywhere Rejoice

LONDON, ONTARIO, CANADA – Morning report got much more interesting this week, as nephrologist David Adams fulfilled the unspoken dreams of internists around the world, as he announced that he found a new serum...
urine foley catheter

After Super Bowl, Health Care Practitioners Ready to Diurese the Sh*t Out of Everyone

WASHINGTON, D.C. - With the completion of Super Bowl XLIX so too ends the weekend of Super Bowl parties, celebrations, and unhealthy eating.  It is estimated that our nation of 300 million people is...

Team to Replete the Hell Out of Patient’s Potassium

LOUISVILLE, KY - An inpatient multidisciplinary team of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nutritionists, hospitalists, nephrologists, and cardiologists at Louisville Medical Center (LMC) has stopped everything and look forward to taking care of Room...

Fancy Medical Terms and What They Really Mean

Nurses and doctors use fancy words to communicate and sound smart before patients, families and each other. Having spent most of his adult life in the hospital, Livin La Vida Locum, M.D. shares the...

Intern Singing Bee Gees During Code

What began as a routine code on the dialysis unit turned euphonic this past Wednesday morning after new intern Rob Eide began audibly singing 'Staying Alive' by the Bee Gees while administering chest compressions. "At...

Tips: How to Pronounce a Difficult Drug Name Without Choking, Aspirating, Dying

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“The” FDA) approved the efficacious and unpronounceable idarucizumab (also known, thankfully, as Praxbind) to reverse the anticoagulant effects of Pradaxa in emergencies.  That got us to...
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Nephrologists Still Unclear What the Guy in the ASN Logo is Doing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A groundbreaking poll conducted by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) earlier this month revealed that 98% of its members "have no idea what the guy in the ASN logo is...

Pros and Cons of a Nephrologist

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