I was heading to the emergency room one day.
To pick up a surgical patient.
Because, you know, I like to spoil ACU.
This was near the height of the latest covid surge in the hospital and gurneys and beds were lining the halls outside of the emergency room.
I passed an unmade stretcher.
And went back to the stretcher.
On gurneys there is a slot specifically made for an oxygen tank.
And this gurney had an O2 tank hanging out the side.
Most decidedly not in the O2 slot.
I took a picture to show the plant engineering people that we do know how to fix glaring problems.
And I put the O2 back in its slot.
And continued to the ED to pick up the patient.
I ran into the plant engineering head yesterday.
And I stopped him to show him the picture.
I told him that I had definitely fixed the problem.
He thanked me and asked if I had any other pictures of such examples.
Because he uses them as a what is wrong with this picture visual interest on his slides.
I laughed and said ‘do I!’
He may be sorry he asked for picture.
Which one should I send him next?
I’m thinking of the one where there is a step blocking the return grate of the air handler.
I have no problem tattling on the OR.
Not if it leads to solutions.