< link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> < link rel="DCTERMS.isreplacedby" href="http://pointprogression.powerblogs.com" /> Point Progression: Fire + Heart Surgery = Bad Idea

Monday, April 18, 2005

Fire + Heart Surgery = Bad Idea

The last thing someone would expect to happen during their heart surgery operation is to be started on fire, but I guess it can happen. What's worse, according to Dr. Robert Caplan, medical quality director of Virginia Mason, "fires are known to occur in operating rooms although they [are] extremely rare". Isn't even once one time too often?

This reminds me of an incident that happened in my life about a year ago involving an improperly administered anti-nausea drug and the subsequent need for massive doses of muscle relaxant and anti-psychotics to counteract it's effects. Yeah, my girlfriend still hasn't lived down the Foreman worthy right hook she clocked me with when she had that happen to her... but I can't say that I blame her. The nurse on the other hand.... she got reamed from one end of the hospital to the other by myself, my girlfriends family, and a family friend who just happened to be a senior nurse at the hospital in question.

But I digress.


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