Thursday, August 6, 2009

Reproduction don't need no BRAINS!

So we got this patient who is expecting. Big surprise, I'm an OB. But she's not, shall we say, the sharpest knife in the drawer. She's playing 2-card pick-up.

She also has hygiene issues. Or did...until my NP told her that she needed to shower every day (why this needs to come out of our mouths at all is another thing) to keep the baby clean.

And by golly, she's been doing it! To keep the baby clean! Now, she's not due for a few more months, but that's one less "Shower upon admission" order I need to write.

And I sadly, write a fair number of those.

1 comment:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Whatever works to get her to bathe, I guess.

Yeah, back when I did medicine that was always a disgusting order. Especially when you get the patients with maggots or lice. I felt bad for the nurses.

One night I wrote one of these orders, and the patient's nurse called and screamed obscenities at me for 10 minutes.

That nurse is now Mrs. Grumpy.