I never realized we are all in the same boat! - page 6
I was just browsing these boards and I read posts from all over the country and things are pretty much the same everywhere! I see these things all the time and I think they are universal... Read More
Feb 7, '03just ONCE l'd like to look them in the eye and say "l don't know and l don't care."...Maybe when l win the lottery......LR
Feb 7, '03Originally posted by l.rae
just ONCE l'd like to look them in the eye and say "l don't know and l don't care."...Maybe when l win the lottery......LR
Or as "Wayne" says, "Yeah, and maybe monkeys will fly out my butt..."
Feb 8, '03Howdy yall
from deep in the heart of texas
Well I.rae your right
I do find myself humming
I dont know
I dont care
just please, please
have on clean underwear
keep it in the short grass yall
Feb 16, '03How bout the pregnant -20 weeks- frequent flyer who calls the ambulance (doesn't have a car) at 0200 with UTI!!! This happened twice with the same couple - both times they had just had sex and flared up UTI symptoms. After treatment they ask for a ride home!
Feb 20, '03hahaha... this is all so true.. Did I miss it or have we forgot to mention the patients that have come in by EMS and immediately have to pee??
Or the ones who have had the ever emergent sore throat for 3 weeks and NOW it is an emergency at 0300???
Feb 20, '03At 6 o'clock one morning a woman arrives by ambulance to our ED. Her only complaint is that she can't remember whether or not she has taken her antianxiety pill. "I'm supposed to take them every 8 hours. I woke up and can't remember if I took one last night!" Seeing that she was absolutely convinced that a doctor needed to intervene in this case, I questioned her re: her concerns. How anxious was she feeling? "I'm not anxious at all." Why did she feel that she had to call an ambulance? "I needed a ride to the hospital!" Could she have called someone to bring her?" No one is up that early. "Could she have called a taxi? "No! They cost MONEY!" Of course, how did I miss that point? Fortunate for all of us, ambulance rides in our part of the country must be free. And we wonder why our county is going bankrupt!
Feb 20, '03Quote: "Could she have called a taxi? "No! They cost MONEY!"
AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That just drives me nuts...I would have needed an anxiety pill more than she did after she told me that.
Quote: "Now you know why our E.D.'s triage is known as "THE PENALTY BOX.""
Oooooh...that is good!
I actually had a pt ***apologize*** to me for being an a$$hole last night (in his words.) I was so shocked, I almost had a freakin' MI!
Mar 8, '03I saw a GREAT cartoon on the board at work. It shows the hospital waiting room is equipped with 2 rope ladders. People signing in for triage are given an opprtunity to first climb one of the ladders.
A nurse with a clipboard explains, "We are trying to cut down on the number of frivolous visits to the ER. If you can climb the rope ladder and grab the $500.00, it's yours. But, then you won't be seen in the ER today. :roll :roll :roll
Mar 8, '03you know, l am always intreagued(sp) when this thread pops up again....l had a pt apologize the other nite too...for the last time she was at the ER, she thought l recognized her, l didn't and wouldn't have either if she hadn't relayed the whole ugly event....yeah, l was in the "penalty box" that nite too....ahhh, l won't bore you with details, but this chick reported me to the nsg supervisor for almost slamming her head in the trigae door....if only !........oh what a nite....and Tom, btw.....l no longer even hope for the clean underwear...........
Mar 8, '03Originally posted by AngelGirl
After that apology, did you need to "simma down na' " ? :lol:
Sho' did, suga'!