Flu season is upon us once again. Are you ready?
Step 1: get your flu shot cuz…SCIENCE.
Step 2: if you’re a healthcare person, I bet you assume the rapid antigen flu test swab you use for your patients is accurate? Not so fast, G-funk.
Accurate, fast results mean better antimicrobial stewardship, fast treatment for those at risk who need it, and less repeat testing along with wasted time. So bump this 90’s-era jam on your crash cart!
- Lyrics and Rap: ZDoggMD (w/ an assist from Tom Hinueber and Logan Stewart)
- Audio Production: Devin Moore (a parody of This DJ by Warren G)
- Video Peeps: ZDoggMD, Tom Hinueber, Stephanie Lapid, Dr. Christine Estrada, Dr. Dave Hart, Allison Anderson, a pharmacist and a bunch of residents (hit me with your deets, people!) and my homies from Cepheid! #ThugLyfe
Check out the original Facebook video here, and leave YOUR comments!
It’s never easy when you’re listening to the jacked up sounds
Waiting room overflowin’ as they cough all around
I gotta gown up and mask cuz it’s easy to see
That this flu season’s killin’ me
Patients come in and they bummin’, fevers, coughin’
Might attenuate if they’d just vaccinate
Skipped the shot, now they got, Flu…A
Or is it just a cold? Yo homie why debate?
That’s the job fo’ tha’ swab, rapid antigen
Cuz PCR sendouts? got no time fo’ them
Rack ‘em up, Stack ‘em up, all up on my nurse’s plate
Them patients gettin’ antsy cuz they can’t…wait
Damn, that q-tip goes in deep!
But it lit up negative so d/c to street
But it was flu, cuz he bounced back again
And now my Press Ganey’s a minus ten…
He’s kind of sneezy and his lungs are making hacked up sounds
Waiting room overflowin’ so I can’t even round
I got that swab for your nose, but it’s easy to see
This old flu test is killin’ me
He’s kinda sneezy and I’m rushing through this flu’d up crowd
Antigen tests I did have been letting me down
I got that swab, may be fast, but it’s easy to see
This old flu test lacks accuracy
Bed 2, (uh oh), now what the heck I do?
Z-Pack this fool, or send him home with Tamiflu?
And cause some c diff on the side
Here comes the CEO man, time to hide
So I hops on the phone wit my ID pro
Lady tells me, Z, there’s something better yo
Improve on the test we using, don’t double do’s it, get it right the first, no do overs
It’s point-of-care molecular
Fast, accurate and easy cuz it’s PCR
He was 14 years old, fever & hack
Just a young diabetic with an asthma attack
Get it right so he can get back to school
And go back to Fortnite, and sippin’ on that Mountain Dew
And his flu, man, it’s all reversed
You don’t believe me? Go ask my nurse…
It’s kinda easy when ya listening to the ZDogg sounds
Waiting room straight bumping as I smoke through these rounds
I got the swab for the job and it’s easy to see
That this flu thang ain’t stressing me