I never realized we are all in the same boat! - page 7

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

  1. by   ERNurse752
    Mmmmmm...cooooooornbread...
  2. by   tatianamik
    Originally posted by amy
    The patient visitor that pulls up on the ambulance ramp with someone in the car with a "Medical Emergency" that turns out to be a sprained ankle?
    LOL. I sprained my ankle when I was 15yo. My mother took me to the local ED for xrays just to make sure it wasn't broken. They have an ambulance bay and a private vehicle drive. My mother picked the closest non-handicap parking spot(which wasn't that close) not the private vehicle drive. I was holding onto her shoulder and hopping toward the ER as fast as I could hop. It must have been a slow night cause one of the nurses (who was male) apparently saw us through the ambulance bay doors and came out with a wheelchair. I'll never forget that guy. I embarresed the stew out of him. He was triaging me and asked me for LMP. My answer was "right now." He turned bright red. LOL.
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    From labor and recently delivered patients and their significant others...Nurse, you have NO IDEA how tired we are...You have NO IDEA how much it hurts. They told me I would be sure to be PAIN FREE (not in labor baby, I don't care WHAT kind of analgesia you get..) My favorite,,,,"Do you have any idea who I am????" My favorite reply, "Yes I do, do you?
  4. by   RNFROG3
    I think I've read this post a couple of times...its so nice to know you aren't alone in their(patients)-idiocy! My favorite is the sickle cell pts we have. I'm in sssooooo much pain I can't take it.(VS completly normal) I'm soooo nauseated, when can I get my (they name there DOC) followed closely by where is my soda and crackers can I get a meal I'm hungry. Maybe their stomachs are different because of the dx but I have never been hungry the same time I was nauseated and in pain.
  5. by   Vikingkitten
    Quote from shootemrn
    Yes I too get disgusted with some folks. Americans used to be hardy pioneering type folks. Draging wagons through the snow exploring the west. Yukon gold rush, WWI, WWII, People carrying folks down 80 flights of smoke filled stairs because they were less injured on 9/11..etc..etc. But it seems there is a class of apathetic people that can not tolerate any kind of ailment for any period of time.

    Isnt it disturbing when you get a very healthy young Man/Woman coming to the ED, where you have to think hard about their vague complaint and have to word it so the folks in the core wont laugh too hard!

    Scenario 1: Friday 0300: Young 18 year old man walks into triage drinking a coke. States "He Doesn't Feel Well" Upon closer Triage the young man states "I havent felt good for 3 days and I have a fever." 0 HX/ 0 Meds Vitals T 98.8 P 72 R16 BP120/80 Nurse writes "General Malise X3 Days"

    Scenario 1a: (ideal world) Friday 0300 Young 18 year old man walks into triage drinking a coke. States "He Doesn't Feel Well" Upon closer Triage the young man states "I havent felt good for 3 days and I have a fever."0 HX/ 0 Meds Vitals T 98.8 P 72 R16 BP120/80
    Nurse states "oh thats too bad". "You need to step into the next office and see Corporal Punishment. He will give you 10 minute block of instruction on parachuting and the use of an automatic rifle. You will then be transported to a airfield and parachuted into Afghanstain. Dont forget about your co pay and life insurance forms. "Have a Nice Day!" Then the nurse will yell out into the waiting room "NEXT!"

    Think that will cut down on the non-urgents?

    Thanks for the effort! Having been a Paratrooper in Afghanistan, I can say for certainty that I would have liked to have some "disposables" for mine clearing, ambush checking......! Kepp them coming!:chuckle
    "And now, for something completely different!"
  6. by   twinmommy+2
    Quote from Jen911
    How about this for a nursing diagnosis in the ER for those patients who are repeat visitors for that darn pain control that we keep chasing....

    "Demerol Deficiency"
    "HYPODILAUDIDISM" OR "HYPODILAUDIDEMIA"
  7. by   northshore08
    Anyone for Ativan air freshener spray? We need an automatic one in the waiting area....:chuckle
  8. by   canoehead
    Some days ANY air freshener would do.
  9. by   TriageQueen
    Has this ever happened to you? Pt starts seizing, quickly progesses to respiratory arrest, everyone including Nancy Nurse rushes into the room. You happen to be walking by the phone when it rings...
    "This is Dr. Bigshot returning Nancy Nurse's call.."
    "Nancy Nurse is very very busy now, I'm going to have to take a message."
    "But she called me."
    "I understand that, however she is in a critical patient's room"
    "But she called me."
    "Yes ma'am, however Nancy Nurse is currently BVM-ing a patient who is not breathing, please leave a message."
    "Oh" and the line goes dead?
  10. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from TriageQueen
    Has this ever happened to you? Pt starts seizing, quickly progesses to respiratory arrest, everyone including Nancy Nurse rushes into the room. You happen to be walking by the phone when it rings...
    "This is Dr. Bigshot returning Nancy Nurse's call.."
    "Nancy Nurse is very very busy now, I'm going to have to take a message."
    "But she called me."
    "I understand that, however she is in a critical patient's room"
    "But she called me."
    "Yes ma'am, however Nancy Nurse is currently BVM-ing a patient who is not breathing, please leave a message."
    "Oh" and the line goes dead?
    Yep

    Was so shocked the first time it happened that I actually stared at the dead receiver in my hand for a good dozen seconds...

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