Here's the latest in The Happy Hospitalist's Xtranormal medical videos. This one is Hospitalist vs ICU End of Life Palliative Care Consult. It's a peek behind the curtains of ICU care in America when dying patients are forced to live at the hands of overly aggressive doctors, Xtranormal hyperbole style. You can find all the original medical videos at this link. Some are Happy originals. Some aren't. They're all funny.
I beg all patients to take the time to discuss these important issues with your family, your doctor and the rest of your health care team before you end up like that ICU patient above. On the flip side, you don't want to end up with a DNR just because you don't remember, as these original Happy palliative care ecards help to explain. Communication is vital.
"How am I supposed to work a miracle without a trach and PEG?"
"I don't know about you, but if I ask a patient what their code status is, and they say, 'I Do Not Remember'... That sounds like DNR to me!"
"The Lazy Hospitalist: Please consult cardiology to clear for hospice."
"I'm not going to code you. You won't know the difference."
"Prepare yourself. 108 years old and full code."
"Prepare yourself. Code status says "Just a little CPR."
"About to code. Got a DNR."
Woman: Dr Happy. I know you don't remember me, but I remember you. You took care of my father five years ago this month when he died in the emergency room. I can't thank you enough for what you did. I will always remember you. Thank you so much for everything you did. You will always be remembered.
Happy: I appreciate that. Thank you very much
Nurse: That's going to make me cry.
Happy to nurse. How 'bout that. I'm usually getting yelled at instead.
This post is for entertainment purposes only and likely contains humor only understood by those in a healthcare profession. Read at your own risk.