I swear I’ve done this before! Colorado patient films his doctor watching a YOUTUBE tutorial on how to perform a medical procedure moments before doing it on him
A Colorado man in the hospital for a broken bone revealed the moment he noticed his doctor googling a tutorial before performing his procedure.
Joshua Bulman, 27, had suffered a severe sprain and minor fracture to his lower leg due to a skateboarding incident.
“I was in my hospital bed when I looked over and saw the doctor watching a video on how to wrap an ankle and a leg,” said Bulman, a youth pastor at the church.
He shared the moment on TikTok, garnering more than 1.4 million views.
In the video, Mr. Bulman can be seen lying in the hospital bed before switching to his front camera. When he zoomed in on the doctor’s desk, he found the doctor watching a tutorial on how to bandage a leg and ankle.
He then switched the camera to him, smiled and said, ‘Okay.’
Joshua Bulman, a 27-year-old from Colorado, filmed his doctor watching a video tutorial before bandaging his leg after an injury.
‘I just started laughing!’ Bullman said.
“It didn’t bother me or make me nervous. We all need to refresh ourselves on how to do things in our work, so I saw it as normal.’
‘If anything, it actually took my mind off the pain and injury in a good way. I needed a little laugh and I’m grateful for that moment. This doctor was just doing her job.
Each year, more than 70,000 skateboarding injuries, such as Bulman’s, warrant an emergency room visit, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Although the doctor may have seemed unsure, the procedure went well and Mr. Bulman’s leg is healing.
“As I reflect on that moment, I think I’m going with the best case scenario,” he said. ‘They helped me and I got a funny video!’
Bulman’s video garnered more than 150,000 likes and more than 5,200 comments from surprised users.
On TikTok, which has garnered 1.4 million views, Bulman zooms in on the doctor watching the video. When he turns the camera, he smiles and says ‘Okay’.
Mr. Bulman suffered a sprain and minor fracture from skateboarding. More than 70,000 of these injuries result in emergency room visits, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
A user named Hope commented: “I would have passed out, yikes.”
Tiffie added: ‘And [the doctor] he seems so stressed too.
Ossan quipped: ‘DIY bro.’
Another user said: ‘Run! I mean… limp out of there!!’ [sic]
However, some supported the doctor’s decision to view a tutorial.
“I’m in medicine and trust me, you want them to look up the refresher,” Lawrence wrote.
“I’m a nurse and I do it all the damn time,” Jill said.
“We are humans, not robots,” another user commented.