Thursday, June 4, 2009

Now calling.....


I called out in the waiting room for the next patient on the hitlist.

This had been preceded by a discussion about how to pronounce the patient's first name.


"Could it be, um, Daisy Anne?" my Southern girl coworker mused.

"Doubt it. It's a male".

"Day Shawn, maybe?" wondered Sherry.

"I won't take a chance, since he's 11. I'll go with the last name"

"Good call".

Turns out it was pronounced Day Sheen. The fact that he will be spelling if for the rest of his life is probably secondary to telling people how to pronounce it.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

When calling back a paient with unpronouncable first and/or last name, I always call them back by the more pronouncable of the two.

Richard said...


Given the popularity and prevalence of twitter, I put together a list of 50 different nurses on Twitter that you can follow to potentially get some insight on their medical lives. If you wouldn’t mind, could you share my list with your readers?

Here's the post:

Many thanks!