Guess this chief complaint - page 2

Pt came in and wrote on her triage request "something wrong with my asolfajust" Just gotta luv trying to guess what pts are here for.... Read More

  1. by   LeahJet
    Try to guess this one:

    A man I was triaging once was rubbing his right hand/wrist and said,
    "Miss, I think I have the Coppertone"

    It took me a couple of minutes to figure that one out.
  2. by   medsurgnurse
    Quote from LeahJet
    Try to guess this one:

    A man I was triaging once was rubbing his right hand/wrist and said,
    "Miss, I think I have the Coppertone"

    It took me a couple of minutes to figure that one out.
    carpal tunnel?
  3. by   LeahJet
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    carpal tunnel?
    yep.
  4. by   LeesieBug
    Hey, it's just like playing "Mad Gab"!!!!Never occurred to me the game would be helpful practice for my career!
  5. by   SK-222
    I should start keeping a list of some of the funny things patient's have written that I get to interpret. Some that come to mind..
    inersimm (aneurysm)
    insefiatittes (encephalitis) <-- this was a very memorable one, probably because of the amount of time it took to decipher what was meant
    and I've seen many amusing spellings of diarrhea
  6. by   chip193
    Quote from ernurse61
    Pt came in and wrote on her triage request "something wrong with my asolfajust" Just gotta luv trying to guess what pts are here for.
    So what was wrong with the patient's asolfajust?
  7. by   sjt9721
    Quote from butterflyblue
    ...On the form for the dr. where it asked "Why did you come in today?" He wrote "Because my wife made me."
    That's right up there with "What brings you in today?" and the patient replies "DART bus" or "my neighbor's car"...
  8. by   ernurse61
    Pt diag. with acid reflux d/c with script and told to follow up with primary
  9. by   JBudd
    Okay, when I sounded it out I got "a--h-le is just..." sigh:roll
  10. by   nursebrandie28
    Well, the truth of the matter is that America has a 8th grade reading level. I bet that is exactly how an 8th grader would spell that.....

    I also love it when you try to pronounce the horrible spelling in the triage interview and they pronounce it right and look at you like you are the idiot who cannot pronounce instead of the patient being the idiot who cannot spell

    Good Posts......
  11. by   Jennifer, RN
    One of my all time favs is vomiking. I've seen this so much that sometimes I question MY spelling!
  12. by   zudy
    I had a pt that told me she was afraid she had the "smilin' mighty Jesus"

    which is .....spinal menengitis
  13. by   santhony44
    My son is dyslexic. He's a bright boy, but he can't spell (which is what put us onto the dyslexia in the first place). He wouldn't be able to spell if he stayed in school the rest of his life.

    He hurt his lower extremity, had a buddy take a picture, and emailed it to me. Does it look sprained, Mom? Yep, it's purple.

    He labeled the picture "anckle." :chuckle

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