* * Anonymous Doc

Thursday, May 13, 2010

I walk past one of my patient's rooms and see him lying face down on the floor. I rush in and yell for the nurse. She comes running.

I check the patient, he's moaning-- fell out of bed, had been lying there for hours. I ask the nurse--

"When was the last time you checked on him?"

"We rounded half an hour ago."


"I thought he was sleeping."


"He's been there for hours. The nurse on the last shift told me he was sleeping. She didn't say where. I figured he was fine."

"Who's sleeping on the floor?"

"I don't know-- I just assumed."

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