What has Twitter ever done for us?

graz - graffiti :: monty python by Southyrolean on Flickr
graz – graffiti :: monty python by Southyrolean on Flickr

The following scene was recently filmed in a UK ED for a fly on the wall documentary. With more that a nod to the Monty Python team….

INT. ED SEMINAR ROOM. DAY (8.00)

In a rather dark meeting room the ED staff are meeting. There is an air of dispondancy. The Clinical Lead is chairing the meeting, flanked by the ED Matron. The room is full of tired looking doctors and nurses

CLINICAL LEAD: It’s taken everything from us. From our families, our friends. Who cares whether Stephen Fry has been shopping or Kim Kardashian has been to the toilet? This nonsense has got to stop. I mean, what has Twitter ever done for us?

PAUSE

ED DOC 1: Education?

CLINICAL LEAD: What?

ED DOC 1: Education?

CLINICAL LEAD: Oh yeah. I suppose we have learnt some new things.

ED MATRON: That discussion about the TTM trial did make us think and we changed our therapeutic hypothermia protocol

CLINICAL LEAD: Ok, I’ll grant you that. Education. That goes without saying.

ED DOC 2: And links with colleagues around the world

CLINICAL LEAD: Obviously. I mean links with colleagues around the world – that’s obvious. But apart from education and links around the world……

ED NURSE (interrupting): Sharing good practice?

CLINICAL LEAD: OK Fair enough.

ED DOC 3 (joining in enthusiastically): And we can have direct access to experts and authors of landmark papers.

The room is getting into this now and everyone wants to have a say.

ED DOC 4: And without it we never would have organised that trip to the hospital to Fiji

ED MATRON (smiling and nodding in agreement): It was fun, wasn’t it?

Everyone in the room smiles and chuckles.

CLINICAL LEAD (exasperated now): Fine. But apart from education, links around the world, sharing good practice, direct access to eminent authors and that trip to Fiji, what has Twitter ever done for us?

ED NURSE 2: Made us happier and more engaged?

CLINICAL LEAD (angry now): Happier and engaged? Oh shut up…..

 

 

 

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