Saturday, June 26, 2010

"Arterial Blood Gas"

In UK, I met a few other Malaysian candidates from different hospitals. During casual conversation, we mentioned about HOs in our respective hospital - Don't get me wrong, we're not like particularly interested in talking about this, it's just one of the topics among many others ha. So one of the stories is this:

One new HO (House officer) was asked whether he knows how to take ABG (Arterial blood gas) sample. He answered quite confidently, "Ya I used to take it during my medical student time."

So he was asked to demonstrate as ABG is needed for one patient.
He took the needle, inserted it to patient's wrist at an obviously wrong site for radial artery, and obtained nothing but some air. (Specialist and MO frowned, thought he was going to withdraw and re-attempt).

Surprisingly, he pulled out the needle like ending a procedure, passing it to the nurse, "Go and analyze this in the ABG machine..."

Specialist stopped him, "What are you going to analyze there? It's just air!"

And he said, "Ya, you asked me to take arterial blood GAS right? I got it!"

Apparently, he thought ABG sample is just...GAS!!
(I'm sure you can imagine how's the specialist's face like aftering hearing this "new" fact) lolz.

15 comments:

Liam said...

he need more and more CORRECT teaching... seems like what he learn previously all AJARAN SESAT..

Zzzyun said...

hahaha give thumbs up to that HO...!! good one!

Anonymous said...

hmnm..sounds familiar. Story from Melaka Hospital. =)

Chong_86 said...

That is seriously freaky...

What happened to the HO later?

eelainee said...

Ridiculous!!! so Dangerous....

Darren Lee said...

Liam: Ya I agree this is just too much..

Zzzyun: Ya..created something really new ha..

Chong: Oh i'm not sure..I think he was given re-education..

Elaine: There's always something new..

Anonymous: Pls leave name if dun mind? But ya I read your msg..I rephrased k. No offence! -peace-

CYee said...

thats really dangerous......
wonder where did he/she grad from =_=

MarytrMom said...

That is too funny. Glad I wasn't the Patient!

叶子 said...

Whoa..... was he just making jokes??? Hard for me to believe he actually graduated! (Am not saying I'm good lar) :P

pilocarpine said...

worst is when u took a patient blood, and send it off as another patient's..

TMY said...

This.Is.Epic.Fail

Zzzyun said...

i was reading this article in some medical journal. apparently there have been some cases of ppl faking themselves as drs and still working for quite a period of time before being found out...

so just saying, watch out!!

Michelle Mak said...

oh my!
cham larr...
i wonder if u ask him to take for FBC whether got blood will come out or not?

kate said...

i will be starting in melaka hospital next year (hopefully...) i muz meet this guy... :)

FARHANA said...

mayb the HO is just trying to prank/fool ppl... huhuhu...

Related Posts with Thumbnails