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If Respiratory Therapy Were Like Blogger...

It's a good thing that resp. therapy isn't like Blogger. But what if it was? Well...

When your patients ventilator starts alarming, you wouldn't know how to fix it. You'd see:

and instead of consulting a fellow RT or the physician, you'd have to report the error to the Blogger Help Group and wait for a response. And wait, and wait, and wait...

Instead of not hearing the whistle alarm when setting up humidified oxygen or obtaining a CXR to confirm ET tube placement, you'd document the procedure and receive a message similar to this:

We all know that it is already hard enough to set up a mist tent, but if respiratory therapy equipment were more like blogger, you'd just have to move around the page elements until your patient was receiving enough FIO2. With infants, you'd have to "add a page element" so their parent could stay in bed with them to keep them from "saving changes." As a matter of fact, it probably wouldn't even be possible to put the parent in bed with their baby because customization would be very limited.

During a Code Blue, there would be no ACLS algorithms to follow. Instead, you'd have to search the never-ending...

and continue to check the "blogger status" of the arrested patient, hoping for an update.

After making all of your rounds, giving all of your treatments, and completing intensive bronchial hygiene on several patients, you're relieved that after about two hours, you're finally done charting everything. But wait! No one will read it if you don't pick your labels very carefully:

Well, that was interesting. I have no idea where this stuff comes from... but I sure am glad that Google hasn't bought out the medical field like they have Feedburner, YouTube, and Blogger.

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