Breathless!!

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I was working the beginning of my shift, performing basic vital measures to my elderly patients. After measuring one senior’s ocular light sensitivity, ear canal, temperature, weight, height, all that good stuff, I moved onto the cardiorespiratory system. Using my stethoscope, I pressed diaphragm to her chest, alongside the walls of her breast. Her inhales weren’t as deep as I would like them to be to hear clearly, so I instructed her to inhale more deeply by simply saying “deep breaths.”

 

“Yes, they used to be.” She replied. It took me a second to understand, but then I realized, she misheard breaths for breast. Needless to say, my fit of laughter that proceeded immediately afterwards left me out of breath.  

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