One of the security guards in the hospital is named Dick.
Good guy. Funny. Always comes running when there’s an unruly patient.
The security system has its own set of radios. When someone needs security, they call the switchboard and the switchboard sends out a call over the radios. Everyone who has a radio can hear the radio traffic. We have a radio in the ED in case we need the security guard quickly.
So one of the nurses gets into it with a patient and the patient starts threatening the nurse, trying to knock the bed over, and trying to rip the IV out.
The nurse runs out of the room, runs over to the intercom and blurts out.
“This is Diane in the emergency room! Dick! I need Dick now!”
She got Dick.
Oh, and the patient calmed down, too.