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Saturday, April 3, 2010


The patient was admitted for three days and no breathing treatments were indicated. So I came in this after noon to find he was now on Q4 hour Ventolin. My coworker said the reason the treatment was ordered is because there was a new onset of Rhonchi.

"So," I said, 'Rhonchi is no indication for bronchodilator."

He said, "Well, if you takeRhonchi, and you realize that it was a word that originated in ancient Greece, yet when it was translated to Latin during the Roman Inquisition the pronunciation of the i's became eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Therefore, if you pronounce rhonchieeeeeeeeeeeeeeee correctly, the i sounds like eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee which sounds like wheeeeeeeeeeze, and there fore a bronchodilator is indicated.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Such a shame doctors are so stupid. If they cannot use albuterol properly, one has to wonder if they can really do much of anything at all.