Monday, 24 November 2008

The Songs We Sing

I have mentioned before that there are certain songs that would lend themselves to the soundtrack of ward life. I thought I'd list a few of these based on the activities involved -

Performing CPR - Triumph - Fight the Good Fight

Having 1000 demands made on you at once
- David Grey - Please Forgive Me

Trying to convince a dementia patient we arent stealing their blood
Fountains of Wayne - Hey Julie

Trying to keep a mobile dementia patient from leaving the ward unnoticed

- Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak

Trying to get a doctor to canulate a patient at 0300 - Manowar -Fight until we die

Starting a Shift on a crisp, cold afternoon - Butthole Surfers - Dracula from Houston

A Moment of complete warm fuzzy teamwork - Iron Maiden - Children of the Damned

The end of a shift
- Show me the way to go home


Sage said...

Love it... and makes up for Toby doing CPR to nellie the elephant in Casualty the other week.

Asclepius said...

There are two songs I was taught fit perfectly with the timing of chest compressions in CPR.

Nellie the Elephant and Another One Bites the Dust. Neither are considered appropriate to sing outloud in the act.

However I believe the timing was better suited to the 15:2 ratio, its not 30:2 compressions to rescue breaths.