But, for right now, I will share that new year's eve was pretty sweet and am the ultimate champ of guess the blood ETOH, for which I won $3.50, 2 packets of saltines, a pack and a half of gum, and a red bull. Since I'm in a good mood since I'm getting over my upper respiratory infection and have a couple of days off, I will share with you the secret to my success to you can all win money at this game, too. Let me give you the patient scenario:
40-50 some man goes out on NYE, drives his car into a wall. Airbag deploys, man climbs out of drivers seat and into passengers seat in front of witnesses at the scene, tells police he wasn't driving and that the driver ran off, presents to the ER backboarded and c-collared. Unable to form a sentence or give us his birthday. Sober enough to stick with his story. Based on this info, you calculate
Legal ETOH limit:0.8- at least twice that to be drunk enough to run into a wall and round up for good measure brings up to 1.6 ^ 2.0.
Patient's age combined with his quick thinking in a situation like this leading me to believe he's probably been training for this for a while- add 1.0+2.0=3.0
Add the fact that he was probably pretty drunk, even for him, as he was unable to maintain clear speech add 0.2, leaving us with 0.2+3.0=3.20.
Actual number 3.19. Yes, I am the ETOH CHAMPION.