It’s time for your mid-month dose of hospital chart bloopers (with my snide comments in italics and parentheses)… Here’s another set of funny medical malapropisms for you. Chart Farts® (: real stuff. real charts :)
Hand washing is, of course, a major concern in the healthcare setting. Too often, though, the infection control campaigns that hospitals and large organizations role out are boring, dry, or even counter-productive (when using negative social proof – “Only 40% of our physicians are using proper hand washing techniques”).
If you really want to control infection, improve hand washing technique, increase compliance, etc… then stop being so stuffy about it. You can be boring or you can be effective.
If you want effective infection control, try something people will remember.
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Courtesy of NYMC Follies 2011, here is a very well done parody of the movie Inception. This time, of course, involving the bowels.
Intussusception was performed by medical students at New York Medical College. They shot the complete trailer in one day.
It’s clean (well, as clean as intussusception could possibly be). It’s funny. I laughed, I cried, it was better than Cats. Check it out:
Funny medical music parody of life with a hernia by Weird Al Yankovic. Especially funny for medical professionals because he actually covers quite a bit of relevant material.
You can see other funny medical humor versions of songs here:
Medical humor print captures the reality of the first twenty minutes of a hospital admission. Feel free to use this image in your talks and presentations (as long as you include the attribution to GiggleMed.com). Just right click on the image & choose “Save As…” (PC) or “Save Image As…” (Mac)
Hospital acquired infection, healthcare associated infection… the name keeps changing, but who cares what we call it (as long as we keep the abbreviation the same – HAI – for the sake of The Literature and all of these signs we’ve made).
Healthcare associated infection is, of course, a huge concern. Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-associated infections (central lines, Foleys, etc), C. diff, MRSA, and many others (here’s a HAI list from the CDC).
At GiggleMed.com, we applaud the efforts of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in creating the HAI Watchdog Community (but not so much in the sturdiness of the Scott toilet paper my wife bought in bulk from Sam’s… that’s a gripe for another day) as it seems to be one of the better efforts at reducing such infections without instilling fear in the masses that we’re being invaded.
But of course, we think one of the best ways to educate people and influence them to change for...
This bench sits in front of a hospital, right next to the GI lab. This happens to be the bench by the drop-off and pick up site for elderly patients too.
Quite naturally, I blame the Joint Commission. After all, they’re the ones who make us toss our expired GoLytely. The stuff still works… here’s proof:
Check out these funny Joint Commission humor gifts…
Sent to me by a utilization review nurse…
Funny video where a surgeon is trying to post a fracture case and is getting flack from anesthesia… but rightfully so.
Something we all wonder about when it comes to kids’ shows… ZDoggMD looks into some of the psychopathology on Sesame Street. An astute diagnostician, I’d love to see what he’d say about Tele Tubbies. Uh Ooooh.
Anyway check out this funny video from ZDoggMD & then go check out his blog.
This medical humor video was submitted by Dr. Patricia Raymond (AKA “Butt Meddler”) just in time for Colon Cancer Awareness Month. “Lookin’ Up My Back Door” is a friendly, funny way of reminding people about their screening colonoscopy. Check it out:
Even more so after this video, I remain a strong advocate for changing the name of GoLytely to GoProfusely.
Dr. Raymond is a gastroenterologist and is the founder of Your Health Choice and Rx for Sanity. She is also the author of the book, Colonoscopy Is A Gas!.
Go buy her book, read it in the waiting room while you wait for your colonoscopy, and then connect with Dr. Raymond online:
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