The craziest thing happened to me tonight! I had a patient going to the OR, and the surgeon was in the room talking to the patient and whatnot. I'm scrambling to get a few last minute things the doc wants, and get the chart printed to hand off to the OR nurses. As I'm standing at the printer, I hear wheels bumping along and when I look up I see my patient go by on the stretcher...being pushed by the surgeon!
Now, we all know most docs will walk out of a patient room, wander the hallways, find a nurse, and then ask that nurse to go get the patient a blanket instead of handing them one from the blanket warmer directly next to the patient's room. But not tonight! The surgeon packed the last few personal items in the patients bookbag, paperclipped (most of) the chart, and started driving the patient to the OR. By. Himself.
Maybe surgeons elsewhere are more useful at mundane tasks, but I had to scrape my jaw off the floor. And then chase him down to hand over the last of the chart. But seriously, what a nice moment. I hope this is a new trend!