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:: Solve this riddle :: January 20, 2007

Posted by Minci 先生 in Just For Fun.
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Source : FreshGasFlow

Where is the defibrillator ?

There is a Hospital with five operating theatres (operating rooms) arranged in a row and there is a case going on in each one of them.

Each theatre does only one type of speciality and there are five different specialities (Not in any particular order , they are: Orthopedic, Neuro, Trauma, Paediatrics, Cardiac ).

Each theatre has only one Anesthetist ( Chang, John , Mumtaz , Solan , Prasan)

There are five different types of fluids , and each theatre is using a different one at the moment (Saline, Blood, Dextrose, Plasma, Colloid)

There are five different types of airway, and each theatre is using a different one at the moment.( standard tracheal tube, armoured tracheal tube, curved tracheal tube (RAE)  , face mask airway, laryngeal mask airway)

There are five defibrillators (defib), one in each theatre. Unfortunately , only one of them is in working order. The other four are not in working . Each one has a different fault ( Broken switch ; No batteries ; Broken paddles ; Missing wires)

Now  the question !

A surgeon has collapsed in the coffee room. You must get the defibrillator fast. Which theatre has the working defibrillator ?

Note:

1. Not attempting to save the surgeon is not acceptable.

2. Do NOT use your medical knowledge , e.g. which fluids for a paediatric case etc. This is a riddle , not a medical exam !

3. The solution to the riddle involves no guessing. You can definitely solve it with information provided .

4. There are fifteen clues. Make sure that you have them all if you are printing this page.

5. Here are the clues :

1. Mumtaz works in the Neuro theatre.
2. Prasan has the defibrillator with the broken switch.
3. Solan is using Dextrose.
4. When looking at the theatres from front,  the Paediatric Theatre is on the left of the Trauma Theatre.
5. The Anesthetist in the Paediatric theatre is using Saline.
6. The Anaesthetist using the standard tracheal tube has the defibrillator without wires.
7. The Anaesthetist in the Cardiac theatre is using a Face Mask Airway.
8. The Anesthetist in the middle theatre is infusing plasma to the patient.
9. John is working in the first theatre.
10. The Anesthetist who is using the laryngeal mask airway is working next to the theatre that has the defibrillator with broken paddles
11. The Anesthetist who has the defibrillator with no batteries is working next to the theatre using the face mask airway.
12. The Anesthetist using the armoured tracheal tube is giving blood to the patient .
13. Chang is using the curved tracheal tube.
14. John is working next to the Orthopedic theatre.
15. The Anesthetist using the laryngeal mask airway is working next to the theatre where colloid is being given to the patient.

Which theatre has the working defibrillator !!!!!

Time yourself …Good Luck to the surgeon.

I have based this riddle on one devised by Albert Einstein  in the early 20th century.
He said that 98% of the population would not be able to solve it. Well, you are an Anesthetist , so you must be in the balance 2 %.

This riddle is not very difficult . Don’t give up too easily. Using the clues given above, you can definitely work out  which operating room has the working defibrillator.

Click here after you have worked it out.

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Comments»

1. Puteri Nad :-( - January 20, 2007

tempat kanak2? kanak2 tak banyak sakit jantung cam cardiac arrest?
ahh matila taktau..camner nak tau jawapan?

2. little healer - January 20, 2007

try it nad… i managed to solve it but it did took me some time …. did it in 27 minutes… lambang bukan genius…

3. Puteri Nad :-( - January 20, 2007

hahahah..
okie okie..
my instinct said tempat kanak2..
ibarat jawapan ABCD nad slalu betol kalo men hantam2..
armmmm nad copy lu..karang nad fikir betol2

4. Puteri Nad :-( - January 20, 2007

p/s: jawapan dia aper btw???????????????????

5. little healer - January 20, 2007

tk mo ckp ok… 😛

6. me - January 21, 2007

hehh..its 0236hrs..
xnk tdo if xsolve..i took lebey kurg ur time jgak nk solve kan this puzzle
kak min..interesting2..lpas nih boleh maen teka2 lg 😉

7. little healer - January 21, 2007

hahaha… good for you dear…
yerp.. if I come across any more riddles, I’ll definitely paste it here..


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