Friday, August 31, 2007

absent

I have not been a good blogger lately. Mostly because blogger wouldn't work and because my husband is broken and because my contract ended with my job and I don't have a replacement just yet, so I haven't been feeling very blogtastic lately. But, we do have cable now and road runner, so I should be in elated just because of that.

I just realized that now that I don't work at the hospital anymore, I don't have a wealth of crazy hospital things to tell you anymore. That was the original purpose of my blog, but then I got off task and here you go. So, if you indulge me, from time to time as I reminisce in the midst of my unemployment, I will share some hospital memories.

Here is the first thing that really befuddled me. Doctors walking around the hospital with their paper surgery caps on. Um, I'm sorry Dr. Genius, but isn't that thing supposed to sterile? AND, wasn't it just in the operating room with all of the surgical tools and germs and blood maybe you don't want to wear that into the cafeteria and then lean over the salad bar. And while you're in the process of stripping down post slice, maybe you could consider taking off that paper mask you've got hanging around your neck. They've got more...I saw them and they're cheap. I'm pretty sure the 18,000 you just charged that guy to fix his leg (that's how much it costs, trust me, I know this.) will cover a new mask. You might also think about taking those paper booties off your feet too, 'cause buddy, they're not shoes they're supposed to cover your shoes to keep them clean and when you wear them around the hospital and then to the PARKING DECK they probably got a little dirty.

6 comments:

MC said...

I've wondered the exact same things when I've been at the hospital.
It also bothered me that my ortho wore a cloth cap when he did my surgery, like does he wear the same one for every surgery?

Kimba Rimba said...

I sure hope you don't go anywhere!

NATALIE said...

not trying to be contrary, but I think the sterility of the OR is intended to be for the sake of the patient who is being sliced into...not getting germs inside of the person is the goal, I think. I'm no authority, though.

amanda said...

That's my point, Natalie. It seems like the doctor has no purpose for wearing that gear outside of the OR unless he/she is planning on wearing it back in. If you're going to dispose of it, why wouldn't you toss it when you finished surgery?

NATALIE said...

Sorry, I'm the daughter of a surgeon...I guess I'm a little defensive on the subject. I think that maybe sometimes after a long or difficult surgery maybe they're just so glad to get out of there that they don't think about it. Sometimes my dad appears at the office with a hat still on and I often find shoe covers in my garbage can at the office. However, I'd say 9 times out of 10 he gets rid of the gear once he's out of the OR. Maybe it has to do with time constraints- don't have time to change out of your scrubs, don't see a mirror, forget you're wearing it? I don't think that anyone would be allowed to wear used stuff into a sterile OR. That would be insane, and pointless.

NATALIE said...

and thanks for visiting my blog, too... I probably would not have seen your reply as I was just blogging around last night and often forget where I've been!