Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Roll Tape

Our new electronic medical record system has been in place for awhile, and although I have refused to wear my awesome, neat, super-rad, peachy cool SUPER USER! t-shirt, I continue to pick up a little something new everyday.

Today's conundrum entailed figuring out how the doc could get "buddy taping" written as an order for say, a broken toe.  Can't imagine why the hospital would even bother with this, but if they can charge $400 for the doc to write the order it should certainly cover the nurse applying a 12 cent piece of tape.  Go figure.

Cripes just gave up.  "I don't care if it's ordered, and I am not going to free-text it.  It's too much of a pain"

Well, I like a challenge as much as the next person so tried every combination I could think of: tape, splint, buddy tape, buddy splint.  Nope, none of those.  Nurse tape, finger tape, boo-boo tape, toe tape, duct tape, toe shoes.  Micropore splint.  Nope, none of those either.

Suddenly, I pulled "Anatomic Splint" out of my a**.

Bingo.  That will be $400, and it's not even that cool colorful duct tape like this:



I left a roll of zebra duct tape on Kate's locker.  After I disguised this squirrel in zebra camouflage:



Because some days are just a fun-filled zebra safari.  Hark!  Behind you!  Hoof beats!!

1 comment:

m said...

We have entire week training sessions quarterly for our EMR. Even the docs try to avoid it. I miss just flipping up a paper tab to see a rx carbon. Sigh.

You claim to have change for my $0.02...butt can toy break a five? I'm starving and my lovely graveyard vending machine only accepts ones.