The other day a group of us, lecturers , were going through parts of the medical curriculum with the aim of improving it. One of the topic given to us on that day to improve upon was Surgical Infection.
The original author who penned the curriculum related to Surgical Infections decided to just shorten the 2 words to the 2 letter abbreviation: S.I.
Seated in the committee that day were lecturers from a number of medical disciplines. When we came to the question:
“What is the adverse effect of S.I.?”, a few of us could no longer suppress ourselves and burst out laughing like insane hyenas.
Because the abbreviation, S.I. means different things to different doctors.
To a physician, S.I. could mean either Subcutaneous Insulin or Sexual Intercourse! Therefore, the adverse effect of S.I. to a physician could be hypoglycemia or a baby (or even sexually transmitted infections), respectively!
To an emergency medicine doctor, S.I. could stand for Self Inflicted (injury).
To a Rheumatologist, S.I. could stand for Sacro-iliac (joint).
A surgeon could take S.I. also to mean Serious Injury or Small Intestine.
In fact, if you care to look it up in the dictionary, S.I. could mean a whole lot of other things! LOL!
So, what does S.I. mean to you? Leave a comment here!
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