Sunday, May 21, 2006


When it comes to medical terminology sometimes as dispatchers we just have to wing it. While I am familiar with multiple medical issues, when someone calls in with something complicated, basically I summarize, abbreviate, or work it out phonetically. Well a coworker of mine took this liberty quite generously. A woman called in complaining of severe diarrhea. My coworker, not knowing how to spell this correctly, decided to write this in the call:

"Has the trots real bad"


Blogger Wadical said...

Around here, the local vernacular for that condition is "Code Brown". I recall the ass chewing one dispatcher got for "pushing the envelope" and including that in the notes of the call.

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