Tuesday, April 22, 2014

He Said It

ER tech was carefully mining for a vein in an old dude with multiple co-morbidities with shortness of breath.  In CHF. Who refused to take his hat off.

Old Dude: (between gasps for breath) "I.  Have.  Really.  Bad. ……Veins.  Go.  Ahead and.  Slap it"
ER tech: (therapeutically conversational, but focused on the task and milking arm veins): "Well, I really just kind of think that massaging it seems to work better.  I'm more of a stroker than a slapper"