Fine, but how do you explain this drape, Sir?
Here’s an ultra-short (about 18 seconds) medical humor video where we explore what it would be like if the Quinton catheter were a Clinton catheter instead. Sounds silly, but you might like what he has to say.
Of course, he denies everything…
Fine, but how do you explain this drape, Sir?
Infection control humor for education?…
Evidence-based medicine cartoon books?…
What next? Agreement on healthcare reform?!
Look… the educational materials in the healthcare professions can be pretty dry, downright boring, and ultimately, awesome dust magnets. So, we’re trying to change things a little bit (and not without some controversy).
We’re releasing a new book today – a funny, witty, medical humor book with evidence-based advice on infection control practices. This isn’t some cute little healthcare limerick you post up at staff meeting… or some cheesy nursing clip art for bulletin boards that no one looks at…
No. This is Bugs on Scrubs, a hilarious argument between a nurse and a doctor about who is spreading infection – and an interesting, all-too-familiar twist at the end. We’re releasing it today at the pre-ISBN, pre-real-publication price of only 10 bucks.
Medical humor and medical education have...
Funny and embarrassing stories abound in the healthcare professions. Although most happen to us when we are interns or nursing students or new to a particular location, they can happen at any time… and always when you least expect them.
Anyway, here’s a recent submission. This one comes from “MM”, a med-surg nurse… I call it “Sage Advice to the Legless”:
When I was in nursing school another nursing student and I were giving our first bedbath to a patient that was a bilateral AKA.When we had finished his bath we pulled his sheet up and asked if he’d like his blanket as well. The patient said he didn’t care if we pulled the blanket up or not. My classmate covered him with the blanket saying if you don’t want it you can kick it off.
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The appropriate use of medical humor could (and should) have an important role in medical education and public awareness. And although I do think everyone’s going a little overboard with their worries about H1N1, I applaud the effort of the United States Department of Health and Human Services in soliciting the public’s help in alerting the public on the importance of washing hands. The 2009 Flu Prevention PSA Contest had over 200 entries this month – some funny, some serious.
On September 22nd at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the winner of the H1N1 Public Service Announcement Contest. Congratulations to Dr. Clarke of Baldwin, New York for his winning video H1N1 Rap. You can see his video here:
Dr. Clarke… if you’re reading this… First, great job on the video… Second, some advice… if you make a video for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, then be sure to lose the hand...
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I’ve started to use Facebook a little more lately because it is easier to post longer jokes and funny stories there than on Twitter – and shorter stories and jokes than here, on this blog. Most of the time, I’ll put stuff on both, but sometimes the best medical humor spews forth when I’m commenting on someone else’s wall or Facebook post.
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Think iPod meets Wii Fit. Amazing this thing even has a warranty, huh? Watch me as iWeigh.
You probably need more than diuretics. And, no… it’s not your thyroid.
Now, this one doesn’t actually have an iPod or iPhone image in it, but that’s okay… you’ll see why in the post that follows this one (in the next day or so).
Be on the lookout for GiggleMed.com’s forthcoming medical humor app for the iPod touch.
In addition to trying to con you into buying some medical humor buttons, shirts, mugs, hats, etc with these iHealth designs, we’re also trying to build some anticipation of our release of a free iPhone/iPod app… a funny one of course.
We’ve added a ton of iHealth eCards for you to send to new grads, dads, or, of course, if you just wanna make someone laugh. Here’s a video that explains how to get to and use the eCards. They’re completely free and they’re completely awesome. We’ve added a bunch more since this video was made, so go look for yourself.
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