As if surviving the disease isn’t enough, you have to worry about…
“Hello, doctor? I’m afraid I have sequelae.”
Actually, this ad says measles can cause sequelae in the form of vision problems and hearing issues.
I always thought it was suspicious that I became myopic one year after having measles.
My doctor pooh-poohs it.
Maybe it was………..sequelae!
I don’t often have any contact with the morgue.
In fact, I’ve been in a morgue twice in my entire career.
During one of the instances, I opened the door to the refrigerator on an individual cubicle and found this notice inside the door. This is not a joke – it was an official notice.
“You are NOT locked inside.”
The note went onto explain that you could open the refrigerator door from the inside.
Now, I may be way off base here, but if you are dead, why would you need a door that opens from the inside?
Let’s assume the worst.
- You’re in a body bag, but you are alive.
- “Oh no!” you think. “I’m dead but in a body bag! I had better unzip this bag and get out!”
- There is no way to unzip the bag from the inside, but let’s put that aside for the moment.
- There is no light source in the morgue refrigerator cubicle. How are you supposed to read the notice? Should we include a disposable flashlight in each body bag?
Is this a JCAHO requirement? It is a patient safety issue for 2007?
“Provide for the safety of any patients accidentally declared dead. Make this information accessible to the declared deceased through appropriate signage in the morgue refrigerator.”
Now I’m not easily freaked.
But that sign just threw me for a loop!