Great moments in bad judgement - page 5

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  1. Visit  SMARN profile page
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    Patient comes in with a headache. Given IM Nubain and reglan and sent to CT. Upon returning from CT, pt c/o itching and tongue-swelling. Doc orders saline lock and IV Benadryl, solumedrol, and epipen. IV started, IV meds in. Took epipen out, took all caps off, laid it down to clean leg. I picked it back up and pressed down into the leg...with my thumb on the top end.

    Felt pain...what the?!?!

    After realizing I had just injected the epipen into my thumb, I went and sat down. HR was up to 261. It was the worst feeling EVER!! And I've never lived it down, lol. Took about 40min to feel normal again, thumb was blanched and cool to touch for 3 hrs.
  2. Visit  rgroyer1RNBSN profile page
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    Me, myself, and I were real smart, when I was a teenager, my mom came out back and found me and my best friend standing on the lawn chairs the old, the old ones with the arms that come dowm and make an upside down u, long story short, mom came out and caught, but before she could tell us to get down, my chair went flying and I went flying and fell on my outstretched hand. Needless to say I was 11 and nesides my fx wrist, my butt got tanned by dads belt when he home from work, so not only did my wrist hurt, but my @ss stung for a couple weeks, first time and last time I ever needed dads belt on my bare butt!!!!
  3. Visit  rgroyer1RNBSN profile page
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    Anyway to add to my last post I deserved to have my butt busted because me and my friend would not listen to my mom because we were playing mortal combat standing on those lawn chairs and when I fell mom took me to the er b/c I had a wrist fx. Well she grounded me & locked my bike up, so I called her a b**ch, anyway she called dad home, who is a cop, very strict, and southern from Georgia, has a temper and a large belt. But I deserved what I got, my friend got it from his dad too, hes my dads partner as he is a cop to, but he only got the hand, I got the belt when he got home, then I got the wooden hairbrush that night before bed I also got soap in mouth before bed.
    Last edit by rgroyer1RNBSN on Apr 28, '12 : Reason: grammar
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  4. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    Quote from Dixielee
    Or the guy who decided to make home made fireworks. He was sitting in the recliner with the bowl of gunpowder in his lap when he decided to smoke a cigarette! Boom! No need for a vasectomy

    Or another one who was playing a game (yet to be named) where he and his cousin threw knives at each other to see who could come closest without actually hitting the other. I guess my guy won because he had a laceration thru the boot into his foot. When he couldn't get the bleeding stopped (maybe a wee bit of ETOH involved here), he did what every good survivalist would do....he poured gun powder in the wound. ( He had seen Rambo do it). Of course that hurt like crazy so he needed a cigarette to relax! The rest, they say is history

    Moral of the story: Gunpowder and ETOH don' mix!
    Isn't that knife game called mumblety-peg?
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  5. Visit  Dixielee profile page
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    Quote from AngelfireRN
    Isn't that knife game called mumblety-peg?
    LOL
    I had no idea this game actually had a name! I just googled it, and this is what wickipedia says:

    Mumblety peg is generally played between two people with the aid of a pocket knife. In one version of the game, two opponents stand opposite one another with their feet shoulder-width apart. The first player then takes the knife and throws it to "stick" in the ground as near his own foot as possible. The second player then repeats the process. Whichever player "sticks" the knife closest to his own foot wins the game.
    If a player "sticks" the knife in his own foot, he wins the game by default, although few players find this option appealing because of the possibility of bodily harm. The game combines not only precision in the knife-throwing, but also a good deal of bravado and proper assessment of one's own skills.

    I think in this game, they were throwing the knife at each other. I guess when you play with knives you can change the rules if you want to.
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  6. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    Quote from SMARN
    Patient comes in with a headache. Given IM Nubain and reglan and sent to CT. Upon returning from CT, pt c/o itching and tongue-swelling. Doc orders saline lock and IV Benadryl, solumedrol, and epipen. IV started, IV meds in. Took epipen out, took all caps off, laid it down to clean leg. I picked it back up and pressed down into the leg...with my thumb on the top end.

    Felt pain...what the?!?!

    After realizing I had just injected the epipen into my thumb, I went and sat down. HR was up to 261. It was the worst feeling EVER!! And I've never lived it down, lol. Took about 40min to feel normal again, thumb was blanched and cool to touch for 3 hrs.
    Four places an epi pen doesen't belong: Fingers, noses, penises, toeses. You'll never forget it!!
  7. Visit  Hagabel profile page
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    TV remotes and Gerbils also find their way up the butt too!!!!
    Last edit by Hagabel on May 8, '12
  8. Visit  ~Mi Vida Loca~RN profile page
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    I have heard so many I am drawing a blank on a specific one right now. :| I always follow up with "So how'd that work for ya" and that usually gets a chuckle from them.
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  9. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    [color=#a9a9a9]this idiot was...you guessed it...me. i was 11 and had broken my elbow falling out of a tree when my cousin dared me to climb all the way to the top. i almost made it too. but that wasn't the indignity.

    about three weeks later, my sunday school class was going from our classroom into the sanctuary, and the kid behind me handed me 3
    little tootsie rolls -- unwrapped. our teacher had a firm rule about candy and gum being banned and i stuffed them down inside my cast, intending to retrieve them later. i couldn't reach them. i didn't want to 'fess up and about a week later when i'd forgotten about them, my arm was red, puffy, and a horrible smell came from the cast.

    to the er! they carefully removed the cast. there they were...those stupid tootsie roll pieces which were green and furry.

    i don't think my mom could quite decide whether to hug me or kill me.

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  10. Visit  CrashED profile page
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    Reaching under commercial lawn-mower to remove stick. Mower running. Started with 10, ended with 6.

    Good old smoking cigarettes with the home O2 cranked at 6lmp via Nasal Prongs....KABOOM! (((And they didn't learn the first time, because it happened again)))
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  11. Visit  mcknis profile page
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    Had a guy sit in the waiting room for an hour before coming back to the room. Only mentioned penile pain "but it wasnt that bad". When we finally saw him, a college ring encompassed his prized possession and we needed the electric ring cutter to remove it (the ring, that is).

    1 kid + butane torch + gasoline tank = 1 bad trip to a childrens hospital burn unit

    Had another older gentleman who walked into triage with hand pain. Would not divulge when or how the pain began. Upon assesssment he unwraps his hand from a towel and is missing 4 fingertips from a table saw accident.

    Always fun times in the ER
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  12. Visit  BelgianRN profile page
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    We had burglars trying to get in the hospital a few weeks back. They were spotted on camera by the maintenance guy as they were trying to break into one of the locked buildings.

    The ED decided to race with their ambulances (3 in total) to that building and started lights and sirens to scare them off. Police was informed and it turned out they were doing a night time drill a few minutes away from the hospital with two helicopters in the air and half the police force of the city. So they decided to bring the helicopters and police cars to chase the burglars. These burglars ran into a field and thought they were safe. Then one of the burglars checks his cell phone and the lit screen was a beacon to the two helicopters and they were arrested. Karma is a b**ch.
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  13. Visit  AngelfireRN profile page
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    I knew being a redneck would come in handy one day! !!!


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