Elves. It must be elves.
We have ECG leads, blood pressure tubing, oxygen piping. We have an oxygen saturation monitor on an electrical lead, charging leads for the machines and a suction unit with a hose that works like a vacuum cleaner.
And no matter how tidy you leave them, no matter how neatly you put them away, no matter which bag, or holder, or drawer you put them in ready for next time, the elves always get in there.
Because the very next time you take out the leads to do an ECG, or whenever you take an oxygen mask out of the packaging, or if you need to check someone's blood pressure, it's all back in a tangled mess. Again.
I keep looking for those elves, but have never spotted them. Somehow, these stowaway menaces appear on every shift, on every vehicle, for every patient. The solution is simple, but probably years away.
Wireless everything - that'll fox the blighters.
Until then, the hunt for the tanglers goes on.