Monday, March 1, 2010

When the ER Watches the Gold Medal Hockey Game

Working 14 hours sucks mighty hard, especially after 3 day shifts. But what a shift it was, especially when the Canada vs. US game was on. When the US scored 20 seconds before the game was supposed to end, monitors started to show skipped beats. The atmosphere transformed from one of the joy to absolute devastation. That is until Canada scored the winning goal in overtime! The entire department – doctors, nurses, paramedics, patients, security, house-keeping staff and police officers erupted into screaming cheers and broke out singing O Canada. Even Dr. Crusty was all smiles. What a game – it was enough to lift me out of my sleep deprived foul mood for the rest of the shift!

17 comments:

Grumpy, M.D. said...

"Sir, you're gonna have to wait a few minutes before developing asystole. All the nurses and docs are watching the game, so unless you wanna code yourself..."

midwest woman said...

probably hard to get a decent strip during the sudden death overtime....great game and congrats on the win.

Anonymous said...

BOO-S-A!! lol, GOOOOO CANADA!!!

Anonymous said...

I was out on Robson street celebrating... What an electric atmosphere - all the cheering, car honks, high fives everywhere. We definately earned this win. Well done Canada!

(As a small aside, we also broke the world record for the most gold medals won by a single country at a Games. We won 14, one more than Norway in 2002)

Katie said...

It was a great game because both teams were at equal strenght. The last 30 seconds of regulation time were my favorite. Congratulations on your win.
<>< Katie

Albinoblackbear said...

I love those moments!

Reminds me off those Stanley Cup nights in ER.

Awww...I miss Canada. :(

Glad you got to have a more pleasant shift.

DreamingTree said...

Curse you, Sidney Crosby! Congrats on the win. Our US team put up a good fight, but the better team won. I felt bad for the US goalie -- he was amazing.

Dawn said...

LOL! It was just the opposite reaction in my ED in the US. We had to deal with the depression and resulting chest pains! What a great game!

VetRN said...

We were really sorry to have lost the game, but happy that "our" Sid the Kid scored the winning goal (we are in the Pittsburgh area, and Sid lives in our town).

ERP said...

At least Canada beat us! If we had won there might have been a replay of the Southpark movie!

Jenn Jilks said...

That is really funny! When I was at the penitentiary - leaving, signing out after teaching my Cr. Wr. class, all the guards were in the office watching the Wed. game with baited breath! No escapees that night!

Grumpy, M.D. said...

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/blogs/postblog/2010/02/emergency-shipment-of-condoms-headed-to-olympic-athletes.html

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VinceD said...

Hahahah I know it's wayyy late but I was just reading through your old posts and your ER sounds like the mirror image of my department that night. I'm in the US, and half our staff was either standing in the resus bay or craning their necks from the nurses' station to see the game on two tiny patient TV's for the last minute of regulation, and were jumping for joy when the US tied it. Unfortunately we had to go back to sick people and were more scattered when Canada got the win, but that's definitely gonna be one of my favorite work memories for a while.

Miss Piglet said...

ohh yes I think there were similar scenes across Canada and the USA. What an amazing game!!! Go Canada!!!

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