Guess this chief complaint - page 4

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   postmortem_cowboy
    Quote from ann945n
    Discharge Instructions- repeat high school and learn to spell
    OMG that is too flippin' funny! hahahaha.

    My favorites are the parents that bring in the peds patients with a temp of 104, you fight to get it down, discharge them with children's tylenol and motrin instructions in their hands, and they're back the next day with a kid in febrile seizures saying "oh the nurse yesterday didn't say anything about any medication."

    OK I couldn't resist sharing this one since everyone's sharing their humor stories. Worked in ER with a great doc, pharmacy calls one night wanting to verify a script he wrote, so I hunted him down, after he gets off the phone he's telling me he always wants to talk to them if they call, and personally. I guess a few months prior the pharm called about a script he 'wrote' and wanted to confirm it.

    1 lb mofeen

    was the script that was altered from black pen to blue pen.

    Gotta' love the idiots sometimes.


    Wayne.
    Last edit by postmortem_cowboy on Feb 13, '07 : Reason: addition
  2. by   Kinky Slinky RN
    This is SO funny.. I am a new RN in a level 1 trauma center in Dallas, and during unit orientation our RN educator decided it was very important that we start learning the Parkland language... there were so many different ones that now I can't remember all of them... but a few were "I have a risin".... means you got a boil... and "my baby burned me"... means you got yourself an STD... I still have a while to wait before I'm triage, but... I am SO going to make a memoir of sorts :roll
  3. by   sjt9721
    Quote from KiNKy sLiNkY
    This is SO funny.. I am a new RN in a level 1 trauma center in Dallas, and during unit orientation our RN educator decided it was very important that we start learning the Parkland language... there were so many different ones that now I can't remember all of them... but a few were "I have a risin".... means you got a boil... and "my baby burned me"... means you got yourself an STD... I still have a while to wait before I'm triage, but... I am SO going to make a memoir of sorts :roll
    It's good to hear the language hasn't changed since I was there...

    Have you heard "I almost fell out" yet? No joke, I replied with "Out of what?" Turns out she felt like she was going to faint.

    And then there's "I've got high blood". Your reply should be "Sugar or pressure?

    :chuckle
  4. by   NoMoreStudying
    I remember one more now. Getting report from a new nurse for whom english is second language. Still her english is as good as any college graduate. So she says "the pt, he stood up from the sofa, he passed away. later, he went to the bathroom, he passed away again."

    I was trying not to laugh, but it was too funny. She looked horrified when I told her the difference.
  5. by   sharonorn
    Quote from ann945n
    Discharge Instructions- repeat high school and learn to spell

    :rollHAAHAHAHAHAH!
    I love it!
  6. by   Victoriakem
    I had one some time ago, "I have an issue with my vagina." Huh?
    Turned out to be pain & discharge but it took a while to narrow down what the "issue" was....
    Or "sik" written down as reason for ED visit. Sik of what?!
  7. by   postmortem_cowboy
    Quote from Victoriakem
    I had one some time ago, "I have an issue with my vagina." Huh?
    Turned out to be pain & discharge but it took a while to narrow down what the "issue" was....
    Or "sik" written down as reason for ED visit. Sik of what?!

    Probably the wait... lol...:roll Seems to me that's the biggest ER complaint of all. Personally I love it when they bring someone in for a fever of 99.9 wait for forever, and then get discharged with script for OTC meds and they say "that's it?".... uhhh yeahhhh... that's it... you could have treated this at home.


    Wayne.

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