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Do We Have to Tie EVERYTHING Down?

I work in a busy Emergency Department. A very, very busy ER. In addition to drugs and dressings, something we use a lot of is ice.

We give ice water to patients, of course, and we also use it to keep certain specimens cool while they go to the lab. It’s used for lumps, bumps, and bruises, and sometimes for cooling protocols. Busy staff often grab big foam cups of ice water just to keep going. In short, the machine that sits on the counter in our pantry gets a workout 24/7. After twenty years of continuous use, our original ice maker started to show its age and had to be repaired more often than it worked. Several months back, it was finally replaced by a shiny, new, dependable model. Continue reading “Do We Have to Tie EVERYTHING Down?”