Tag: The Q Word

Using the Word “Quiet“ in the ED

Background: For those who believe in superstition, the superstitious belief that saying the word “quiet” while working in the ED will result in a calamitous surge of patients is a real concern. We reviewed a study from 2019 performed in …

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The Q Word Superstition

Background: One of my favorite ED superstitions is that if someone says the word “quiet,” all hell is going to break loose. Many believe this superstition and as the ED inevitably gets busier as the day goes on, the person …

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