Right now there’s a whole new crop of medical school students graduating in a month who will start their careers as doctors on July 1. There are two things every medical student looks forward to receiving as an Intern – a long white coat and a pager. But any Resident will tell you: after your first night on call, you want to throw that pager against the wall and then stomp it into little pieces.
But what if pages, instead of boring B&W text, arrived as an emoji puzzle to decipher? That just might make getting 84 pages in a 12 hour Trauma shift slightly more tolerable. See if you can figure out these common pages.
The “Frequent Fliers” of Pages
Answers to “Frequent Fliers” Pages
- Mrs. Jones has a headache, please order tylenol
- Mr. Smith has post-op pain, please increase his pain meds
- Code Blue, Mr. Jones
- Please renew Mr. Smith’s order for restraints
- Mrs. Jones needs a diet order
- Baby Davis is febrile and has no PRNs
- Mr. White needs zofran for nausea
- Another ED admit
- The transfer from the OSH is on the floor
- Please call Pharmacy, you messed up your order again
- Who is going home today? -Bed Flow
- Mr. Smith needs a laxative
- Mr. Jones needs CIWA scoring
And, just for fun, some not some common but ridiculous (and true) pages:
FYI: 3AM page for a “fever” of 99.0F
Mr. X had a nightmare. He’s awake now.
Add your own favorite pager stories (and emoji puzzles) in the comments!