ED Haiku

An ED nurse wrote a few hundred haiku’s about life in the ED, and of the few I read some were quite good, both sad and funny. He’s published a collection of them, called Haiku STAT, and a few of the ones I enjoyed are below. His book (which I am not being paid to endorse or anything, just sharing and supporting fellow peeps in the field) is available at http://www.haikustat.com/


Only one patient,

Brought by two ambulances.

Bad day for someone.

No food for five days?

Asparagus-scented pee.

I don’t believe you

Heme positive stool.

Checking S1 dermatome.

Rip in glove finger.

ER folks cope well.

Bury it deep down in soul.

With luck, it won’t stain

About ER Jedi

I’m a resident doctor in Emergency Medicine and I’ve learned during the past few years that 1) I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences 2) I have a very bad short-term memory. So this blog is just a place for me to write about some of these experiences, from the ER, medical school, the wards and life in general. At least that way I’ll have some idea as to where I’ve been all this time. A scrap-book of sorts, a place to vent, organize some clinical tools and post a few good songs I’ve heard along the way.

Posted on December 6, 2011, in Emergency Medicine. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. The Haiku’s are really very nice and i also enjoyed them very much..He is explained the ED life very nicely.

  2. Hey … a friend told me he heard about my book on the radio, so I was just doing a google to see if it was recorded someplace, and I found this post. Thank you very much for posting about my book, and I’m glad you have enjoyed it so far. Will have to come back and check out the rest of your web page here. Good luck to you and thanks again, Jason.

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