Pt's C/O in the ER (funny) - page 4

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   veetach
    I make it a habit to NOT disclose to anyone (outside of the hospital) that I am a nurse, life is easier that way.
  2. by   teeituptom
    I dont worry about,,, Everyone knows I am a nurse.
    But Im only a nurse at work.
    Im not a nurse on the golf course. Dont ask me. I will just tell you to see your doc or go to the ER, When I am getting paid.
    In other words dont mess with my golf

    If you are having a heart attack on the golf course, I will call 911 for you and play through.
  3. by   traumaRUs
    Took care of a guy once - came in via EMS with a complaint of leg pain. He was fully dressed and I took off his shoe and sock and all of his toes were in his sock!!!! Can we say - "yuck!!" Of course, just happened to be in the room right across from the nurses station and although I had the curtain closed, the door was open. Few people forget that night! I too would not advertise I was a nurse...although lots of people do!
  4. by   kmchugh
    I have seen this twice: First, make a mental picture of any roughly phallic shaped and sized object (PSSO), which you would never see in a shower. Got it? OK. The story always begins:

    "I was in the shower with (your PSSO here), when I slipped! I landed sitting down, and guess where the PSSO went?"

    And now you need a trip to the OR to get it out, have a nice night.

    KM
  5. by   jaimealmostRN
    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.

    If I had a nickle....it was funniest when a former employee came into our ED saying they use to be a nurse there...turns out they had been an escort/transport person, his primary nurse looked him dead in the eye and said, "yep, thats the same thing." :uhoh21:
  6. by   teeituptom
    Quote from kmchugh
    I have seen this twice: First, make a mental picture of any roughly phallic shaped and sized object (PSSO), which you would never see in a shower. Got it? OK. The story always begins:

    "I was in the shower with (your PSSO here), when I slipped! I landed sitting down, and guess where the PSSO went?"

    And now you need a trip to the OR to get it out, have a nice night.

    KM
    Seen so many of those PSSOs over the years I no longer even blink an eye.........Yawning
  7. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Had a poor old guy who reached over to his nightstand in the dark for his nasal spray. Ended up snorting Whiteout (liquid paper).

    Shows up with both nares caked in the white stuff and running down his upper lip.

    Took a while to scrub off and dig out of his nose.
  8. by   Tracemer
    We get a good laugh over the allergies people list...
    recently had someone allergic to BLEACH, another allergic to Formaldahyde.
    Aren't we all?
    I'm going in for elective surgery soon, and plan to take the following allergy list: arsenic, cyanide, HIV, mad cow dis, heroin, asian bird flu, plague, smallpox......just to see if they list it.

    (Ok, I won't but I like to think I will.....)
  9. by   veetach
    Quote from Tracemer
    We get a good laugh over the allergies people list...
    recently had someone allergic to BLEACH, another allergic to Formaldahyde.
    Aren't we all?
    I'm going in for elective surgery soon, and plan to take the following allergy list: arsenic, cyanide, HIV, mad cow dis, heroin, asian bird flu, plague, smallpox......just to see if they list it.

    (Ok, I won't but I like to think I will.....)

    LOLOL dont forget Anthrax and high doses of radiation
  10. by   teeituptom
    Had one list police pepper spray as an allergy
    how did he know this
    enquiring minds want to know
  11. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Yes, I would definitely be curious as to how one would know they are allergic to police pepper spray........hmmmmmm, but then again.....maybe not! And Tom.....I'd love to work with you. At least I'd know that if I dropped, you throw a sheet over me, keep on workin' and spare me the indignity of going through a recusitation!
  12. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Quote from nowplayingEDRN
    Yes, I would definitely be curious as to how one would know they are allergic to police pepper spray........hmmmmmm, but then again.....maybe not! And Tom.....I'd love to work with you. At least I'd know that if I dropped, you throw a sheet over me, keep on workin' and spare me the indignity of going through a recusitation!
    I forgot to mention the 5-6 week pregnant woman that came in for RLQ abd pain and informed everyone that she used to be a junior volunteer in our hospital and she did not have time to stick around for a sonogram and that she would just find another doctor to see her and that she was just going to go back to work, she could lay around and sleep in her own bed and whe should have had her seen, treated and released hours ago!! (Take it to Jerry Springer is all I can say or follow up with your PMD or GYN doc) Life is never dull in the ED!
  13. by   teeituptom
    Quote from nowplayingEDRN
    Yes, I would definitely be curious as to how one would know they are allergic to police pepper spray........hmmmmmm, but then again.....maybe not! And Tom.....I'd love to work with you. At least I'd know that if I dropped, you throw a sheet over me, keep on workin' and spare me the indignity of going through a recusitation!

    Anyole time


    Im easy

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