* * Anonymous Doc

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Stroke patient, elderly woman, not talking, we need to insert a nasogastric (NG) tube.

Resident says I should hold the patient down while she inserts the tube. I grab her hand. Resident starts putting in the tube. Patient starts struggling, fighting, waving her arms--

But, wait, I'm holding her hand--

Except did she somehow break free?

Seems like it, except-- I'm still holding her hand--

And then I look down. I'm holding the resident's hand!


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