Why doctors should “squeeze the sponge”BMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4122 (Published 10 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4122
- Matt Morgan, honorary senior research fellow, consultant in intensive care medicine, research and development lead for critical care, editor123
- 1Cardiff University, UK
- 2University Hospital of Wales, UK
- 3BMJ OnExamination
As I come to the end of a busy run of shifts in the intensive care unit, I manage to get home in time to bathe my children. My special skill is to make up silly games often resulting in a lot of water on the floor and a late bedtime. On this occasion, we play the “Would you rather?” game.
“Would you rather be a toothbrush for a smelly giant or a sponge for a dirty ogre?” I ask my two daughters. After the debate results …