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You Don’t See This Every Day

I heard stories of something like this happening during my residency training in a large city hospital, only in my case, it was a psych patient trying to escape from the guarded psych room. I thought it was just one of those urban legends.

Here’s proof from Serenity Now Hospital – pictures and all – that patients really do try to escape the emergency department by crawling through the ceiling.

Unfortunately, the tensile strength of ceiling tile usually has an adverse effect on those attempts.

Amazing.

4 Responses to “You Don’t See This Every Day”

  1. Larsitron says:

    This happened in Rochester, NY yesterday. Must be a common motif.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20100107/NEWS01/1070338/1003

  2. design42 says:

    Hilarious – would have loved to witness it. Hopefully my ER clerkship will be equally entertaining!

  3. ERP says:

    Not fair. That guy just has too much good blogging material!

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