Nurse Bingo ICU Game Card and Hospitalist Example Too.

Ever wonder how ICU nurses get through their daily grind?  Why ICU bingo, of course.  How does nurse ICU bingo work?  It works just like regular bingo.  Every nurse receives their own bingo card with different ICU diagnoses.  And every time they take care of one of these conditions, they get to X it out.  Fill out a line or any other predetermined design pattern, and you are the ICU bingo winner.  And you win a prize.   And by prize I mean the winner gets to say, "Yeah, I won bingo!  Take that Pen Pal".  

This is quite similar to my March Madness hospitalist bracket, only in this case the game is bingo.  As you can see, the first example card below has a GI bleed, a homeless man, a drug overdose, chest pain, DKA, alcohol withrawal, subdural hematoma, a prisoner and someone with super morbid obesity. That's ICU medicine for you.

But, nurses are not the only health care professionals that can play healthcare bingo.  Hospitalists too have been known to take a break from their daily grind to compete in their own game of chance.  The second card below is an example of hospitalist bingo with a twist.   The hospitalist may mark off a box IF the patient provides a quote (similar variations are allowed) AND the quote is said by the type of patient highlighted in blue.  Just like the board exams, hospitalist healthcare bingo is a two-step process.

Take that ICU nurses.  Two can play your game of chance.  Good luck fellow nurses and doctors and may the best bingo player win!


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And for those without a sense of humor who may find these cards offensive, I've created one for you too...

Hospitalist Bingo not funny photo

These humor cards are intended for trained professionals, who's humor may only be understood by those in certain healthcare professions.   They are not indicative of their professional skills or bedside manner.  If you are offended by the content, I ask you to stop reading them and find other content you may enjoy instead.   Read at your own risk.    

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