Pat Parker24 July 2011 at 3:32pmPosts: 2683 (0 today)Status: offline
Okay, so you know it's been a long night when a conversation with one of your patients this morning goes like this:
Me: "Okay, I'll be leaving shortly. Nicole will be your nurse today and I'll be back tonight and will most likely see you then. Have a good day."
Patient: "Thanks. You too. Oh, do you know what time my autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow morning?"
Me: (Without skipping a beat) - "Yeah. You're scheduled for 11 am, but I'll have you ready by 10:30 am."
[During the course of my answer, both the patient and I realized that she had said, "Autopsy" instead of "biopsy" . . . I said, "Did you say "autopsy"? and she was laughing when she realized that she had. :-] :-]
At least we both knew what she meant and had a good laugh about it :-].