You are needed at bed 7

Code bells ringing, pagers jingling
Start of shift and lots of coffee.
Rounds and charts
Discharge papers
Vancomycin, and lots of coffee.

Now:
Start on 1g IV
That’s for VRE and
CPR is not
Not for “Overdose: Cocaine”.
Well,
Patients in and patients out
Time of death (years ago)
Time of death
And lots of coffee.

And oh do not
Do not resuscitate
if I fall asleep
on the couch
in the break room
Because coffee is never enough.
Not in this job
Not for me
But I do it anyway.

And the pagers call me into battle
And they say
“Call me please, when there’s a change.”
There’s a change.
We call for an autopsy.

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