Do you ever have a patient who starts talking as soon as you give her the nebulizer? Sometimes they're so loquacious I have to leave the room just so they can get the treatment. Yet other times the treatments not needed anyway, so I just stay in the room and enjoy the company.
I had a patient recently who truly did need the treatments when she's sick, although she'd been a patient a few weeks and was feeling great. She's quite a loquacious lady, and as soon as I gave her the neb she started talking. She made a neat observations:
"You ever notice how I use the neb as a microphone?" she said. "As soon as I get it I start talking into it. It doesn't amplify my voice or anything, yet it does make me talk."
Gosh, could we call this loquacious-uterol or loquacious-olin.
I suppose in reality a nebulizer is not a microphone, yet it's often used as one. I guess in a way. considering 80 percent of treatments aren't needed anyway, it might as well be a microphone.