By Billy Hammond (Copyright AELS)

August 31, 2019

An elderly doctor is making his rounds in a palliative care unit with a group of very bright medical students.

He pulls up the medical records of the patient in bed on the computer and asks the students, “Quick! What does BUN mean?”

All of the students raise their hands and he points to one who answers, “Blood Urea Nitrogen.”

He reads through the record and asks, “What does GFR mean?”

The smartest student quickly answers, “Glomerular Filtration Rate.”

He reads down the chart and says what does “ATE” mean?

The students fall silent and one timidly asks, “What kind of values does it have?”

The doctor answers 630, 1100 and 1800.

All of the students start sweating as they search through their memories of all the information they’d learned in med school and finally, the brightest one says, “We give up, professor. What does it mean?

The professor laughs and says, “It means that the patient had a meal. The recording nurse typed “Ate” in capital letters. The nurse left out the colon between the times while typing. If you’re going to become doctors, you’ve got to learn to use your heads and not just rely on your memory of learned facts.

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偉い医師は一流医大生を連れて緩和ケア病棟の患者を回診していた。

患者のベッド前にパソコンで記録を出して、「皆、『BUN』の意味は?」と問いた。

全員が手を上げて、先生が一人を示すと「血中尿素窒素」と答えた。

先生がカルテを読み続けて、今度は「速く、GFRとは何か?」

一番賢い生徒は「 Glomerular Filtration Rate糸球体ろ過量率 」と答えた。

次に先生は「ATEとは何の意味か?」

医大生は困った顔をし、汗をかき始めた。1分が経った段階で、最も賢い医大生は「先生、ATEにはどのような数値がついていますか?」

先生が「630, 1100, 1800」と答えながら、「画面を見なさい」と指示した。

学生は皆モニターを見ながら、確認したうえ、医大で学んだ記憶を探したが、誰もATEの検査などを思い出せなかった。

最後に生徒一人が「先生、やはり分かりません。答えをお願いします。」

先生が笑いながら「ATEとは患者さんが食事したとの意味だ。看護師が単なる『Ate(食事した)』を大文字入力をしただけだ!横の数値は食べた「『:』入力が抜けた」時間だ。医師になるなら記憶だけではなく頭も使うように覚えないとだめだ!

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English books by Billy Hammond published by AELS

(AELS出版英語書籍リスト)

 

I. Majoh Gakuin and Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools Trilogy

1. Majoh Gakuin & Hikari Juku – Japanese Witch Schools

2. Lost Witch (The second book)

3. Fate & Magic (The final book in the trilogy)

II. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire Trilogy

1. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire

2. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Returns

3. Brindle – Scryer Extraordinaire – Challenges (The final book in the trilogy)

III. Fantasy fiction set in Japan

1. 21st Century Ninja

2. Regressed

3. Japanese Woman

IV. Fantasy fiction set outside of Japan

1. Dimension Jumpers

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