something like: "It never slows down. It's always busy." Or, "Shhh! "(knock on wood).
It's rare but it happens. And it happened this weekend.
No patients in the emergency room for several hours. So what to do?
After stocking, cleaning and finishing paperwork, sometimes there is still free time left. But you cannot do anything too crazy because you never know when a patient will come in the door.
The ideas that were ruled out this weekend included playing twister, and spin the bottle (the Doc's idea since he was the only male ;) ) We also used to bounce an extra large bouncy ball around the department. But that was before I got hit in the face with it.
There is a game that we do like to play and play frequently. It is called Lower Your Heartrate. I know, we need to work on the title, but trust me. It is a very entertaining game. The objective? Strap on a heart rate monitor and try to get your heart rate as low as you can. There are no rules to what others can do or say to you, so you have to control your heart rate while they taunt. I know. We're all strange.
But guess who's the reigning champ? 39bpm baby!
They were getting ready to get the crash cart.
What are some crazy things you've done to pass the time?