Name games.

Posted on June 8, 2007. Filed under: Benign, Did I say that? |

In staff-nursitis I looked at tricks to play on arrogant or bored staff within the A&E. Well it occurred to me I forgot something significant, and we used to do this to newbies, but also try to catch each other out.

The name game. The basic idea is that you give your co-worker a piece of paper with a patients name on it and ask them to call them from the waiting room. This sort of thing happened regularly, so the occasional trick name would not be recognised until it was too late.  My favorite example is Hugh Janus.

“Hugh Janus please! – Is there a Hugh Janus in the waiting room?”

Other favourite patients included Melina Stools, Mike Litterus, Donna Keighbab and the one I never used:  Mike Hunt.

On a similar tone, we used to challenge each other to say words of a given theme into a conversation with a patient.

For example: you choose a theme before going into a patients cubicle with you colleague – say colours (for beginners) and then compete to see who can mention the most colours during you time with the patient…. This is worth playing in whatever job you do….

“Hello, Mrs Jones – you look a little red faced” (1 point).

“So your chest pain is quite severe, well don’t be blue, we’ll get you some Ivy pain colours” (debatable 3 points – is Ivy a colour?)

“Well with all this attention your friends will be Green with envy” (1 point)

For the more experienced players choice a more difficult theme. “Song titles” is a classic.

Hello Mrs, Mrs Jones , oh Sorry your not Mrs Jones”.

Gets you 3 points before you’ve even got in the cubicle!

 Say “ahhh, ahhh – ah ah, close to you”

Moving on… I ‘ve just received a newsflash via email….reporting that Apple Computers announced today that it has developed a computer chip that can store and play music in women’s breast implants.
The iBreast will cost between $499 and $599.
This is considered to be a major breakthrough because women are always complaining about men staring at their breasts and not listening to them.

Hey you! Stop looking at my Ipod!


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