One thing I have discovered with patients in sepsis who are hypotensive, is that if I jump in the room when they are not looking, that they become quite hypertensive quite quickly. Also, if I scream " OOOWA! OOWAH!" as I jump toward the patient the effect seems to be more pronounced. Unfortunately, in the case of these very sick patients, the immediate spike in thier systemic blood pressure is almost always followed by a massive intracranial bleed or a VFib arrest. The skull on a stick doesn't' work so well for that (unless I crack 'em on the chest with it and this HAS worked more than once to thump them out of VFib). Right now I am very pleased with my foray in to Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. It's awesome and fun.
aside: Manny Poopsalot, chariman and founder of our philanthropic sponsor listed in our sidebar, has called-out all practitioners of CAM and non-western medicine. A free POOPSTRONG FOR THE CHILDREN mug to anyone who can prove, using traditional western stuff like statistics and double-blind placebo controlled trials, that their methodology and interventions (in and of themselves) are any better at treating any ailment than the simple 100% organic latex wristbands that the POOPSTRONG folks sell (for the children). It's on CAM folks! You have been called out!