Forced Migration

Closure of a small portion of the aviary was necessary for reasons unrelated to the occupants. The number of feathered friends was few following successful moves to other worthy sanctuaries. The birds remaining were a ragtag flock of common species likely to fare well in transfers to two nearby wings of the facility. It was … [Read more…]

AutoFrustrate

I sent a quick text to my boss at work today.  I referred to patients in our usual abbreviation ‘pts.’ My dutiful file system photo album, entertainment, education, a.k.a. phone; changed it to say pets. In essence I bothered her at work while I am enjoying a day off  asking how we can obtain MP3 players … [Read more…]

Competing Hemispheres

Left Brain Report To: Nursing Manager 1. Washer is unplugged and non-functional. Based on the electrical burn odor I suspect the motor is ruined. Reason: overfill and industrial use of home style washer. 2. Budget Justification: Replacement of appliances, mattresses, bedding and supplies necessary to care for growing number of patients who are incontinent not … [Read more…]

Cartoon Coping

As a kid,  I had no imaginary friend. I did have a constant cartoon station playing in my head. It was a audio-visual processor with instant replay, color, speed control all set strictly for comedy. This was before color TVs,when 3 TV stations existed and operated a mere 19 hours of the day. My independent … [Read more…]

Convenient Is Not Simple

Day off task:  Get new primary care physician in Indy I want to stay in same health system Fully integrated electronic medical records Good to great patient service experience so far Did my research and due diligence- decision made Now- let’s make it so! I go to the ‘convenient’ on line chat. Here’s what happened. … [Read more…]