Friday, November 4, 2011

i've seen scrubs on TV

i often hear pts dropping "key words/phrases" i suppose they think that if they know the lingo we will press the magic button that allows them fast an helpful service. unfortunately the misuse of medical terminology usually delays care; also it makes them look foolish. once i had a pt comment on my use of a sphygmomanometer, i told her, "in the real world, we call this a blood pressure cuff".

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