I did a precordial thump this morning when my patient went into VTach.
It's one of those annoying things about medical television is the frequency with which they do precordial thumps. And they always work on tv. And the doctor (it's always a doctor...when it reality it is more frequently a nurse or EMT) predictably says: "Breathe, dammit! Breathe!" And on tv, they keep thumping. In reality, you thump once and then you shrug and say, hey it was worth a try. And then you get on with the real business of undeadifying your patient.
But I thumped the guy and it FIXED HIM!
It was so damn cool, I was giddy for the rest of the night.
The intensivists are now calling me Thumpa.