Pt's C/O in the ER (funny) - page 2

What are some funny C/O people have had coming into your triage area? Misspelled words too... We had a lady come in the other night because she ate raw chicken -Claimed she didn't know it was... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ED nurses SO rock.
  2. by   Nurse Ratched
    Quote from NativeTexan
    "I lost my tampon"......
    Lol! :chuckle. We had a gal come thru the clinic who was swearing she left a tampon in and couldn't get it out. "I pull on it and I almost have it out and then it snaps back in." You guess it - she was trying to pull her cervix out. Required a pelvic exam and three people to assure her that there was NOTHING in there that she wasn't born with.


    Quote from RNin92
    Why can't they just say: "I don't want to go to work today...can I have a note?"

    I'ld be happy to give them the note and get them the heck out of my ER!!!
    :hatparty:
    Oddly, since I work with college students, that's basically what many of our visits boil down to. You can tell the ones who aren't really sick by the fact that they ask for the note before anything else is said or done. We could make a mint and decrease our workload by installing a vending machine for those things.
  3. by   RNin92
    Just imagine the choices in the vending machine...

    Work release........................................... press 1
    Note for school........................................pres s 2
    Note to sit on a$$....................................press 3
    No lifting anything heavier than the remote...press 4

    :angryfire

    Vicodin......press 5
    Darvocet...press 6
    Valium.......press 7

  4. by   Uptoherern
    My eyes hurt, and my co-worker gave me some of his eye drops. Now I can't see at all! I think I am going blind!" Pupil are very dilated..........pt drove himself to er............pt is a....CABDRIVER!

    Moral of story.....don't take other people eye drops! (It'll wear off........it just has a half life of about 12 hours)
  5. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from NativeTexan
    "I lost my tampon"......
    when the doc pulled a tampon out of this woman that she had "lost" three days prior. Talk about EEEEEEWWWWWW!
    My eyes were actually watering. Has she never heard of using her fingers to dig it OUT!

    Is there a shudder icon?!

    Never wanting to smell that again,
    Pam
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from Pamela_g_c
    when the doc pulled a tampon out of this woman that she had "lost" three days prior. Talk about EEEEEEWWWWWW!
    My eyes were actually watering. Has she never heard of using her fingers to dig it OUT!

    Is there a shudder icon?!

    Never wanting to smell that again,
    Pam


    Yuck, Glad I never have to work that part of ER
  7. by   angel337
    Quote from zudy
    "Can you start my IV later? My daughter just brought me some chips and a coke." This from an abd pain pt that came in BY AMBULANCE. When I told her I had many other pts to care for, and I needed to get her IV started, she instructed her daughter to "drop the chips in my mouth while she does that."


    you must work at my ED. the abdominal pains are the BIGGEST jokes!!!
  8. by   teeituptom
    Father sends his 16 yo daughter in by EMS
    he is right on their tail
    and yelling she is having a heart attack

    well we ask what happened sir


    he responds her bf broke up with her and broke her heart
    and she is having chest pain, I am a doctor I know she is having a heart attack

    pts crying with resp rate of 60


    well sir what kind of doctor are you

    responds I am a doctor of theology


    Ok sir, say a prayer for all of us then
  9. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    Father sends his 16 yo daughter in by EMS
    he is right on their tail
    and yelling she is having a heart attack

    well we ask what happened sir


    he responds her bf broke up with her and broke her heart
    and she is having chest pain, I am a doctor I know she is having a heart attack

    pts crying with resp rate of 60


    well sir what kind of doctor are you

    responds I am a doctor of theology


    Ok sir, say a prayer for all of us then
    Awwww...I feel bad for the poor little man...


    And heck...with some of the docs I have had to deal with...his boss might be just what's needed!!!
  10. by   teeituptom
    His boss can only help the situtation
  11. by   JBudd
    Quote from NativeTexan
    "I smoked marijuana all day and now I'm dizzy"......

    How about, "I smoke marijuana every night, but I don't feel anything this time"

    Just how does one restore the patient's favorite (but missing) response to street drugs? :uhoh21:
  12. by   teeituptom
    Quote from JBudd
    How about, "I smoke marijuana every night, but I don't feel anything this time"

    Just how does one restore the patient's favorite (but missing) response to street drugs? :uhoh21:

    Smack him in the head with a 3 iron, that will make him wierd :hatparty:
  13. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    Smack him in the head with a 3 iron, that will make him wierd :hatparty:
    I'm STILL LOL!!!


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