Monday, August 10, 2020

Happy Birthday, Aretha! A Gomerblog Tribute

Image and collection of Aretha records courtesy of Dr. 99. And now a rare piece of news that is not about COVID-19: On March...

Hospital Gets Sexy as Overhead Speakers Start Playing a Little Marvin Gaye

ATLANTA, GA - Time to slow things down... real… slow… and heat things up.  There’s a different feeling in the air at Georgia Medical Center (GMC) as the overhead speaker system has turned up...

Music Therapy: Gomerblog’s COVID-19 Doomsday Playlist

One of my friends with Palliative Care started this, thank goodness... and I got obsessed with it. I think we all need this. What started out as a...

ICU Team Develops Defibrillator With New Setting: The Slow Code Mode

PHOENIX, AZ - Luck of the Lady Hospital in Arizona has begun to trial a defibrillator developed by a few of its seasoned staff, The Zoll 990 with a coveted setting, the slow code...
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Local RN Reprograms IV Pump Alarm to Play Michael Bolton; Patients No Longer Report...

BUFFALO, NY - When one hears the epithet "problem solver," one recalls the inventors of Duct Tape, Ativan, Propofol, and Discharged AMA.  Today, at Niagara Area Hospital (NAH),  it is reserved for an RN...

Music Therapist Fired After Being Caught with Nickelback CD

TUSCALOOSA, AL - Local music therapist, Don D’Krell was relieved of his duties last week after nursing staff saw him bringing a Nickelback CD into a patient’s room. D’Krell was nothing but apologetic when asked...
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Vanilla Ice Keeps Ringing Call Light for “Ice Ice Baby”

MIAMI, FL - All right stop!  Collaborate and listen: Gomerblog reports that patient Vanilla Ice is bugging the hell out of nursing staff at Miami Medical Center (MMC), pressing the call light no less than 100 times...

Psych Agrees: “It’s Just Another Manic Monday”

NEW ORLEANS, LA - Well, the weekend is over and it's the start of a new work week.  For Tulane psychiatrist Curtis Loder, his Monday schedule has once again been frontloaded with patients who...

Chaplain Bon Jovi’s Advice: “We’re Halfway There, WHOA, Livin’ on a Prayer!!”

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Asked to comment on life at Slippery When Wet Medical Center (SWWMC), hospital chaplain Jon Bon Jovi looked at his patient list and told Gomerblog, without hesitation, "Whoa, we're half way there, WHOA,...
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New Musical Chairs Discharge Protocol Fun & Effective

NEW YORK, NY - Is your hospital filled to the gills?  With patients sicker than ever, are discharges few and far between?  Things may change, thanks to the work of a team of pediatricians...