Wayfaring MD

I am a family medicine resident who likes to highlight the hilarious in medicine as I write about patients, medical school, residency, medical missions, and whatever else strikes my fancy.



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V-tach, stable or unstable rhythm? What do y’all think? Some people out there say if the patient is conscious, you can consider it a stable rhythm. I’m not so sure about that. V-tach really ups my pucker factor.

one of my recent ACLS instructors

In the next 2 weeks, I will have to take:

  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
  • PALS  (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)
  • NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation)
  • ALSO (Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics)

Ok, so you’re at Club Sin-Sations, and you’re enjoying the evening strip show. You’re having a *really* good time with your hot wings and Bud light. Suddenly, a girl falls out. What do you do? Well, first you put your beer down and then you assess the patient to see if she’s passed out from the alcohol or if her heart stopped.
BCLS instructor (via drshutterbug)
Ok, so you’re at Club Sin-Sations, and you’re enjoying the evening strip show. You’re having a *really* good time with your hot wings and Bud light. Suddenly, a girl falls out. What do you do? Well, first you put your beer down and then you assess the patient to see if she’s passed out from the alcohol or if her heart stopped.
BCLS instructor
When you’re using the defibrillator, you’re going to want to take any jewelry off the patient that might get in the way. Usually necklaces. But if they have nipple rings, belly button rings, or rings in more private areas, they’ll just have to get electrocuted and get scarred. But that’s why God made cocoa butter.
The guy teaching our CPR / Life Support class.