Advice for new interns
10. Some operational alerts:
a. When a patient says he only drinks alcohol socially, your follow up question should be “How social are you?” You’ll be surprised.
b. When you ask if a patient smokes and he says yes your follow up question is not “How much?” but rather “What?”
Of course, others can't resist getting in on the action, including, Nurse Kelly, who kindly offers a course in Now not to piss of the nurses, with the following purpose:
To keep burned out nurses who don't get breaks despite paying union dues from getting more pissed off and/or annoyed than they already are by keeping useless, dangerous, and/or pointless doctor's orders to a minimum. Oh, and to facilitate good doctor-nurse relations or something like that.
Sounds like a worthy endeavor.