You ever wonder what doctors really think but are afraid to say out loud? Here’s one example:
“I wish all my patients were on a ventilator”
There’s a reason vented and sedated patients are considered desirable. In addition to the obvious economic benefits of
There are the less talked about, but equally pleasant side effects most hospitalists, ER doctors, cardiologists, gastroenterologists, pulmonologists, surgeons, infectious disease doctors, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, rheumatologists, dermatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists and physical therapists wouldn’t admit, but would agree, without hesitation. As a general rule:
- Patients on ventilators are just faster, easier and more pleasant to take care of.
That makes sense. A sleeping patient is an easier patient. It’s true whether you’re a doctor or a nurse. Don’t hate me. I’m just the messenger of truth.
*This blog post was originally published at The Happy Hospitalist*