Tuesday, October 25, 2011

danger, will robinson, danger

Just when you thought health care couldn't get any stupider comes news:

JCAHO requires that your bulletin board hold limited information and that all sheets of paper on the board MUST HAVE TACKS IN ALL FOUR CORNERS.
Apparently if your don't have it tacked down in four corners you could lose your accredidation.

I can understand their concern about the whole four corners thing. Paper can be dangerous for the following reasons:

1) Someone could get a nasty paper cut from that fluttering piece of paper.

2) Lets say the paper comes loose due to only having one tack, it could become a missle and take somebodys eye out.

3) A wind could come by and move the paper around helter-skelter and your eyes could follow that motion, causing dizzines and a fall to the ground perhaps requiring boarding and collaring.

4) The paper could become loose, fall to the floor. You bend over to pick it up and herniate a disk. You become addicted to narcotics and lose your job as a nurse becoming an aimless drug seeker.

5) The paper becomes loose, a random gust of wind takes it down the hall. You chase after it, slip on the floor, hit your head on the corner of a desk. You develop a massive head bleed and become a vegetable.

Shit. I never knew paper could be this dangerous.


GrumpyRN said...

Now really for full safety it should be in a locked glass cupboard.

jimbo26 said...

Bluetack instead ?

Anonymous said...

LOL at #4 and 5.

ERP said...

And it has to be in a plastic sleeve!!!!

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Makes me crazy what time is wasted on these days that passes for actual work.

rnraquel said...

Maybe the JCAHO is getting kickbacks from the tack companies?