The Patient's Misunderstanding

Submitted by IN SEINE

Monday, 11 February 2013

An elderly gentleman was reading his recovery room record at the hospital where I work. He looked quite concerned at one notation. "I know I was in a bit of a muddle, but I didn't realize I was that bad," he said to me apologetically. "I hope I didn't offend anyone."

He was greatly relieved when I explained the acronym in question meant "Short Of Breath" and not what he thought!


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