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By no sir I have not - / Friday 8 March 2013 00:35 / United States
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By  grumpybr  |  33

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  MrBrightside21  |  40

We shouldn't assume such things so quickly. Just because the doctor made a mistake doesn't mean he's on drugs. Does making Donald Duck noises during sex make me crazy? I think not.

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#19 It's highly unlikely the actual doctor was taking the blood pressure. It's much more common that a medical/patient/lab assistant or tech was doing it as a pre-exam. And while you're correct that assumptions shouldn't be made it was obviously inexperience, is that the kind of person you want handling you're medical history?

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  boating_guy  |  40

^ To clarify here, the "he" was referring to the guy who made the reefer comment, not OP (I would have said OP!). And I was pretty much joking anyway. So everyone just chill out a bit haha

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#46 Agreed, in any profession this is true. I work on the medical field so I understand the mistake. I didn't mean inexperienced in a derogatory way, I meant as in eventually it's like muscle memory and comes naturally. And about handling the medical history I was referring to why the patient probably made the comment, not my personal belief about OP's abilities...I apologize guys for not clarifying, when I reread it I realized how negative it sounded, and that was not my intention. As you said honest mistake.

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  Devilpuppy0861  |  40

Infamous, it's not just muscle memory man. Sometimes that shit just gets rotated and it takes you a minute to catch it. Hell, most if the time I forget it even has two sides.

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  AKGirlinSD  |  40

Thank you, 14! I have nurses at my home, multiple times a week and I have to go to the hospital 3 to 4 days out of the week. Nurses are going to make mistakes here and there. OP's patient sounds like a prick!

By  grumpybr  |  33

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  RedPillSucks  |  33

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  spaboolly  |  33

24- There are some fields in which making a single mistake can have such drastic consequences that it should be unacceptable, human error or not. Medicine probably tops the list.

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  BellaBelle_fml  |  33

It's true, everybody makes mistakes. Even in the health care industry people make mistakes. However, when working in the medical field the margin for error is substantially lower as you are dealing with people's lives. Even though OP's mistake was a minor one and didn't cause any harm to the patient, it was still a very elementary mistake that I would expect someone who has had training would not make. Taking vitals signs are the most basic of skills in health care and is one of the first things we were taught.

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  SonicRainboom  |  33

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  BellaBelle_fml  |  33

I have used a stethoscope many times. First as a nursing assistant and then as a licensed nurse. It is not difficult to tell which is the correct side and which isn't. Again, it is one of the most basic of skills and is among the first skills that are taught during training.

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41: You're partially right with what you say. There's no way to tell if your bell is correctly rotated until you listen, but it's almost impossible to physically put a stethoscope on.

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  sunworshiper  |  33

My cardiac stethoscope has a bell that can be twisted around so either the cardiac bell or the regular bell is audible. I hardly ever use the cardiac bell, but sometimes it can be twisted to that side in my backpack, and I have used the wrong side. Pretty easy fix though. Just saying it can be an easy mistake to make if his stethoscope is like mine.

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  Devilpuppy0861  |  33

Also 44 he may have been in the back of a rig. If he just went drone some super intense code three to a code two medical without realizing his ears got twisted its highly likely that could have happened. It's embarrassing but really not a huge deal.

By  tjv3  |  14

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  SuperDanielNL  |  14

"Have you ever met that funny reefer-man?" "He smokes a reef he gets high then he flies through the sky, have you ever met that funny reefer-guy?" I forgot the rest of the song.

By  mk58  |  38

No worries, doc, every now and then we all do dumb things. We're only human, after all. Too bad this patient of yours didn't understand that.

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  lilemmy55  |  22

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