Seriously?!?! - page 2

Time for another vent thread. Today's topic is: "You're here for what? Seriously!?!?!" 32y/o m, hx htn, vs wnl, cc is "chest pain for about 1 second 4 hours ago", no current complaints. ... Read More

  1. Visit  Georgia peach RN profile page
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    LOL Thanks for all the post I really needed a good laugh, had a hard day at work.
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  2. Visit  OCNRN63 profile page
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    I know I have told this story before, but for the benefit of those who haven't heard it before:

    We had just given a drug seeker the boot when our EMS line rang. I took the call, and instead of getting the usual report, the dispatcher said, "We got a call from a patient who was just seen in your ED and claims you did nothing for him...and he's in your ED waiting room." I asked the dispatcher to hold for a minute and discretely walked over to the doors to the waiting room and looked out the window, and there he was. I thanked the dispatcher. We talked about it with the ED doc, and a few minutes later security came down and had a "Come to Jesus" meeting with him.
    dsherman, nrsang97, kogafietsen, and 7 others like this.
  3. Visit  BSNbeDONE profile page
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    We admitted a woman with shortness of breath and "heart palpitations". When I asked what time her symptoms began, she said, " about an hour ago". I looked at her and asked her, "so you decided you wanted to come die with us?" She started laughing when I said to her, "It's amazing what a tornado WARNING will make us do". (According to the news, a tornado was spotted within 5 miles of the hospital). She said to me, "baby, I live alone and I would have had a heart attack as soon as one window blew out; I was scared to death." As expected, when the sun came up the next morning, she told the doctor she was ready to go home. Spent all of 7 hours in the hospital....and that included the ER work-up prior to being admitted to med-surg.
    dsherman, nrsang97, opossum, and 1 other like this.
  4. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Quote from monkeybug

    Regarding not washing, I'm with you, sister. I worked in L&D for years. I know that it's hard to be fresh as a daisy when you're pregnant. But for heaven's sake, if you know you're going to the doctor or the hospital (and it's not an emergent situation), then BATHE!!! I'll never forget the time I put a scheduled cesarean on the table and looked down only to see mud balls between her toes and, well, basically socks of red mud. I asked why her legs were so dirty. "I decided to go for a walk before I came in this morning." And you couldn't put on shoes? Or at least utilize a hose before getting in the car?? Who thinks bringing mud with you to the OR is a good idea? I've also encountered green slime when doing a preop abdominal clip on someone for a c-section. I expect some odor and discharge from pregnant va jay jays, but not from the lower abdomen.

    The dumbest complaint I ever heard (good lord, how does one choose that honor? there are so many!) is a patient who showed up in triage c/o "the baby is moving too much, it's annoying." And what, pray tell, would you like for ME to do about that?

    The worst one associated with an ambulance ride? 3 am triage arriving via ambulance from another county (of course, as to be expected, she was followed by at least 6 relatives who came by private car) with a c/o "yeast infection." I asked if she knew that she could buy monistat over the counter. "Yeah, but I'd have to pay for that." I woke the doctor with that nifty little report, and got an order: Discharge after 20 minutes of reassuring fetal monitor tracing, patient may buy monistat over the counter. He didn't even come out of the sleep room to see her, he said he was afraid he'd start yelling.
    And my pre-work meal is ruined! LMAO!!!!!! I hate the stinky feet in OB!!!!! I wanna barf!!!!!! Yuck!!!!

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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  5. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    I thought it was funny my own personal issues with trimming ect but now since I've seen way more ho ha's then I'd like to admit, I realize my shortcomings... Bad toe nail polish, my creative trim or my leg stubbles probably went completely unnoticed. I feel so much better 🐮
    nrsang97, weemsp, itsmejuli, and 3 others like this.
  6. Visit  SionainnRN profile page
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    My favorite was the mom who brought her 7 year old in the middle of the night for vomiting....once....36 hours ago!! Really??? Whatever happened to saltines, ginger ale and time? Works wonders. Then she freaked out when I had to start an IV and give fluids. She asked if he really needed the fluids, I said since he isn't holding anything down yes he did, then she said it was only once awhile ago...I nearly bit through my tongue on that one!
    LTCnurse11, nrsang97, opossum, and 3 others like this.
  7. Visit  al586 profile page
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    Quote from CodeteamB
    0445: I was out for a walk, saw the hospital and thought "it's been awhile since my last check-up." No Acute Complaints.
    By ambulance: sprained ankle yesterday, seen in urgent care and given splint and analgesia, did not take same or even OTC meds "it still hurts."
    God forgive me, but it's a shame you can't Gibb's slap a person for a complaint like this.
  8. Visit  CodeteamB profile page
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    God forgive me, but it's a shame you can't Gibb's slap a person for a complaint like this.[/QUOTE]

    Lol, I had to look up what that was, but totally agree. Had to make do with some behind the chart eye rolling.
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  9. Visit  nurse4sale profile page
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    Why complain for it's never going to end throughout your whole career in the ER. My guess, the man was a drug seeker. Instead of getting angry with him, someone should direct him to the closest rehab. We use to get "frequent fliers" up on the med/surg floor constantly. By this time, they were already admitted and the only thing we could do if feed them their addiction. I know, it's crazy, but I don't own the hospital, I just worked there.
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  10. Visit  emtb2rn profile page
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    Quote from nurse4sale
    Why complain for it's never going to end throughout your whole career in the ER.
    Don't think we should be venting? Then move along, nothing to see here.
    RNitis, ImKosher, weemsp, and 21 others like this.
  11. Visit  Sassy5d profile page
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    Quote from emtb2rn

    Don't think we should be venting? Then move along, nothing to see here.
    Lol brick wall sometimes. Large volume of non-ER posters. What draws people in to this specific forum?
    jtmarcy12, psu_213, prnqday, and 1 other like this.
  12. Visit  Kaci82 profile page
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    Quote from nurse4sale
    Why complain for it's never going to end throughout your whole career in the ER. My guess, the man was a drug seeker. Instead of getting angry with him, someone should direct him to the closest rehab. We use to get "frequent fliers" up on the med/surg floor constantly. By this time, they were already admitted and the only thing we could do if feed them their addiction. I know, it's crazy, but I don't own the hospital, I just worked there.
    Yes, because it's so easy to just direct someone to rehab. I'm sorry, but dealing w/an addict is not that simple.
    sharpeimom, nrsang97, RNitis, and 12 others like this.
  13. Visit  LindaBright profile page
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    "I don't want more drugs, I want answers" from a man clearly drug seeking, after his third ride to the ER in an ambulance in a week. Chest pain, flu symptoms, meth mouth... nightmare.
    opossum likes this.


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