Pt's C/O in the ER (funny) - page 3

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   Shed13911
    OK people, can we say "GET A LIFE"!! :angryfire
  2. by   teeituptom
    If they had a life would they be coming into er alla the time
  3. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    If they had a life would they be coming into er alla the time
    well said!
    :hatparty:
  4. by   qc rn
    HERE ARE A COUPLE OF MY FAVORITES. Nurse here is what I pulled out of my privates this morning and hands me a baggie with a crab crawling!!!!!!around in it. Pt. comes in with temp 104.5 have you taken anything for your temp...no I wanted you to see how high it was.Woman comes in and says something is wrong with my little toe. I ask her to take off her sock....Her toe is black and the surrounding tissue is necrotic. How long has your foot looked like this... OH ,ust the last few weeks!!!!!!
  5. by   Stitchie
    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
    You have GOT to be kidding!
  6. by   RNin92
    Quote from Stitchie
    You have GOT to be kidding!
    Ahhhhhhh...

    Life in the ER.....

  7. by   veetach
    I had a guy tell me just this week, that he wanted to see a "real" doctor, one with a Phd! I told him we had physicians here and that he wouldnt find a Phd in our ER, but maybe on the local college campus!


    Apparantly he thought there were different types of doctors in the ER???? And he wanted the highest one.
  8. by   VivaLasViejas
    I love it when our frequent flyers (you know, the 30-something females with abdominal pain that nooooo one ever finds the cause for ) come in claiming that they've been puking all day, their pain is 12/10, they need their Ativan/Demerol/Phenergan NOW.......and then b**** us out when they can't have anything to eat because the doctor's made them NPO........ :angryfire
  9. by   teeituptom
    I love the pts and family who tell me they know whats going because they sre doctors

    doesnt matter their Doctorate is in theology
    psychology
    kinesiology
    sociology
    or whatever ology
  10. by   RNin92
    Quote from teeituptom
    I love the pts and family who tell me they know whats going because they sre doctors

    doesnt matter their Doctorate is in theology
    psychology
    kinesiology
    sociology
    or whatever ology
    Next time grab one of those "doctors" and take them with on a code or trauma...THAT should be fun!

    :hatparty:
  11. by   NYCRN16
    Quote from RNin92
    Next time grab one of those "doctors" and take them with on a code or trauma...THAT should be fun!

    :hatparty:

    I would pay to see the look on thier faces!
  12. by   Uptoherern
    It's the same with the mom/sister/aunt/patient that will tell you. "I am a nurse, too." then you find out that they are either a) a CNA or b) related to a nurse, or c) met one, once.
  13. by   RNin92
    Quote from erdiane
    It's the same with the mom/sister/aunt/patient that will tell you. "I am a nurse, too." then you find out that they are either a) a CNA or b) related to a nurse, or c) met one, once.
    Don't you just HATE that!!

    On those rare occasions when I was in an ER the LAST thing I would do is tell someone I'm a nurse!!
    Big deal...I'm a nurse...I'm not my LOVED ONE'S nurse...

    I just want the nurses taking care of whoever...to do so without thinking I'm breathing down their neck...or questioning everything they do! The job is hard enough!

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