Where is the defibrillator ?


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Your surgeon has collapsed in the coffee room. You must get the defibrillator fast. There are 5 operating rooms and each has its own defibrillator. Unfortunately, only one of the five defibrillators are working ! Which operating room has the working defibrillator ?

Five operating rooms

There are 15 clues below which will allow you to definitely work out in where the working defibrillator is.

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

The solution to the riddle involves no guessing. You can definitely solve it with the clues provided below:


First, here is the setting:

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

Five operating rooms


Here are the 15 clues that will definitely give you the answer:

Five operating rooms

  1. John is working in the first operating room

  2. Mumtaz is working in the Neuro operating room.

  3. Pras has the defibrillator with the broken switch.

  4. Sol is using Dextrose.

  5. When looking at the operating rooms from front, the Paediatric operating room is immediately left (for left and right, look at diagram above) to the Trauma operating room.

  6. The anesthetist in the Paediatric operating room is using Saline.

  7. The anaesthetist using the standard tracheal tube has the defibrillator without wires

  8. The anaesthetist in the Cardiac operating room is using a Face Mask Airway

  9. The anesthetist in the middle operating room is infusing Plasma to the patient

  10. The anesthetist who is using the laryngeal mask airway is working adjacent to the operating room that has the defibrillator with broken paddles

  11. The anesthetist who has the defibrillator with no batteries is working adjacent to the operating room 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 adjacent to the Orthopedic operating room

  15. The anesthetist using the laryngeal mask airway is working adjacent to the operating room where colloid is being given to the patient.


The surgeon has had a cardiac arrest in the coffee room and is on his way to hell. Please save him. You are running towards the operating rooms to collect the defibrillator.

But which operating room has the one working defibrillator ? Is it Orthopedic, Neuro, Trauma, Pediatric, or Cardiac ?

Note: Do not use your medical knowledge to solve it. You do not need to guess anything as all necessary information is in the 15 clues. You will need a paper and pen ( I think !) .

(I am not very good at puzzles, but managed to solve it in about half an hour. Once you do the puzzle, please do let me know how long you took.)

Once you think you have worked out where the working defibrillator is ( Orthopedic, Neuro, Trauma, Pediatric, or Cardiac ), click on the dying surgeon below for the answer :

save me !

 



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