Twitter is a strange beast. I generally find that posting there is like shouting into the void. It reminds me a bit of being in middle school; the popular kids get all the love, and the medical parody rappers are left to roll 18-sided dice and play Zork III. Right, where was I?

Ah, Twitter. Sometimes, though, it really does provoke catastrophe in a good way. Recently, @ERGoddessMD tweeted the line “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Sepsis.” Someone retweeted it at me. Next thing I know, I’ve written the song, recorded the vocals with Devin Moore (by now known to Z-Pac members everywhere AS A MUSICAL GOD), shot the video in my living room with the help of Mrs. DoggMD, enlisted the ZPupps, edited it all on my Mac, and BOOM.

A CHRISTMAS CLASSIC. 

Sepsis, of course, is no laughing matter. But hopefully this little jingle sticks in the heads of some folks out there and maybe, just maybe, it might promote early recognition and management of this life-threatening condition. Either way, I’m bolusing the egg nog tonight.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like sepsis

 

When the BP’s low

 

Heart is racing and brain is dim

 

Send a lactate on ice and then

 

Place central lines ‘cause Santas dyin’ without Vanco

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like sepsis

When the temp is high

 

CVP is way down again

 

Give a bolus or maybe 10

 

Ain’t no silent night

 

 

 

A pair of blood cultures then a UA and chest film is the list of tests to begin

 

Entering them in the EHR can be an hour of clicking and then

 

The whole thing freezes, Jesus start that order set again

It’s beginning to look a lot like sepsis

 

Hang the dang Neo

 

Time is clicking down on the clock

 

When Santa’s got septic shock

 

All he wants for Christmas is some urine flow

It’s beginning to look just like malpractice

 

When you miss the signs

 

Early management is the key

 

If Santa is to see

 

Another Christmas time.