This is Sweetheart’s story-not mine, but its just too damn good not to share.
Sweetheart is in school to become an AA(basically a PA who does exclusively anesthesia) and actually almost finished-so his preceptors are letting him be super independent. Sweetheart is also really clumsy sometimes. So his preceptor stepped out of the OR for a second today and Sweetheart is trying to chart on the computer that is attached to the anesthesia machine via this giant mechanical arm. And somehow breaks the arm AND computer off the machine, sending it all crashing to the floor and breaking.
A nurse was asked to page a tech to come fix the machine and well-she ended up announcing over loudspeaker ‘Tech to OR 7, Tech to OR 7 Stat. The anesthesia machine just fell on the floor’. ahem. what not to say over the loudspeaker for the hospital.
Cue about twenty attendings, preceptors, CRNAs, AAs-you name it rushing into the OR, freaking out, assuming that literally shit has hit the fan.
…they ended up duct taping it.