Friday, February 23, 2024

Primary Care

empathy medical robot

Hospital to Employ Empathy Robots to Allow Nurses and Doctors to Chart

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Tired of being treated like a number at big hospitals?  Mercy Hospital in San Francisco wants to change that and they think they have the answer.  “Here at Mercy Hospital, we...

ICD-10 to Include Code for ‘Dr. Oz Says,’ Automatic Trigger for Level 5 Visit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The ICD-10 has recently added a last minute section to include codes for an epidemic that has been creeping into US medical offices over the past several years.  Dr. Oz’s quackery...
hospital patient

21 Tips for Patients on How to Be Good Patients: From Health Care Professionals

Ok, it is time to be brutally honest to our patients.  As health care professionals, we want to take amazing care of them.  We want them to heal.  We want them to feel better....

Hospital’s Electronic Health Record to Be Replaced by New, Efficient ‘Paper Chart’ System

NEW YORK, NY – Citing slow load times, confusing menu structure, and overall frustration with the user interface, St. Barnaby’s Hospital has announced that the old electronic health record (EHR) will be replaced with a...

“Rare Diseases” Give Jenny McCarthy Lifetime Achievement Award

LOS ANGELES, CA - Thursday night the 197,788th annual Rare Disease Awards - formally known as the Common Disease Awards - brought the house down at the Staples Center. The usual celebrities graced the red carpet: SARS,...
emergency physician

15 Ways to Confuse, Demoralize, and Frustrate Your Emergency Physician

When you are a patient in a busy ED, getting your doctor’s best effort in caring for you can be difficult.  Most ED physicians only have a couple of minutes to obtain their history...
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Local Mom Meets Fellow Anti-Vaxxer at Botox Clinic

CHARLOTTE, NC - Charlotte mom Sarah Catherine Murdoch, 34, was delighted to make a new friend after striking up a conversation with another patron at an area Botox clinic last week.  She found 35-year-old Madeline...
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Study: Dilaudid Administration Directly Correlates with High Patient Satisfaction; Narcan Not So Much

BOSTON, MA - As many doctors and nurses have discovered the hard way, a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine elucidated the seemingly perfect linear relationship with Dilaudid administration and...
upset mother

Mother Furious With OB Nurse Who Mispronounced Her Baby’s Name

PORTLAND, OR - "Simply Outrageous!"  Those were comments on a patient survey card by a mother regarding an OB nurse at Mercy Care Hospital yesterday on the 6th floor.  The nurse is being charged with mispronouncing the mother’s newborn...

STDs Running Rampant in Sochi Olympic Village

SOCHI, RUSSIA – Apparently what happens in Sochi doesn’t always stay there.  Olympic athletes have been going at it strong and GomerBlog is sad to report that there are now numerous outbreaks of sexually...