Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Med Error?

Talking to a patient who was particularly hard of hearing today for almost 12 hours has not been good for my voice. However, it was all worth it just for this conversation:

Patient: What pill is this?
Me: This is your Losec.
Patient: Low sex? I’m already old and feeble! Why the hell would I need a pill for that?
Me:* LO-SEC! NOT Low sex! This is for your heartburn!
Patient: Good! I don’t need a pill for low sex!

Good times! I could never have a conversation like this in the corporate world.

*While trying desperately to suppress loud and boisterous laughter


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GingerJar said...

That is just too freaking funny!!!!

One Nurse said...

Sometimes it is so hard to keep a straight face in front of the patients!!! I would have had to walk out for a minute just to gain my composure!

The Unhappy Gardener said...

My Russian colleague once told a patient she was there to take his pulse and he says "My balls? What the hell do you need to see those for?"

Grumpy, M.D. said...

That's great.

Keeping a straight face is often the hardest part of this job.