Saturday, August 29, 2009
Government Mandated Phones
Sitting down in the lounge between cases, I went to dictate my op note and grabbed the phone. It was bright red and next to it on the wall was a sign that informed me that this was a phone that would still be usuable in the event of a fire or electrical failure. The sign was one of those government signs that showed that this complied with the various federal laws that require such phone. It also said that in accordance with the Federal Law, the list of phone numbers of all the Red phones in the hospital is maintained on the hospitals intranet computer system where Federal Law mandates all emergency plans be located. I tried not to look, but had to. Yep, the computer was not red. I guess if there is an electrical failure, you first have to get the power back on to use the computers! Better yet, you could just fix the phones! Dont you just love how the government works!