The "Queen and her son" of Frequent Flyers - page 3

Ok... I know that we all have our share of FF in our ERs. I know that we all run into them on the street and they talk to us like we are their best friend...and we probably are. I see more of... Read More

  1. by   prmenrs
    Quote from judy ann
    What a concept!!!!!

    You don't really think these folks are employable, do you? Who'd hire them? Even McDonald's expects one to bathe.

    Whatever possesses people?
  2. by   Snowy
    I come from EMS and used to be the one who delivered some of these FF who tested our patience too (sorry I brought 'em in, I had to!) In a HIPPA compliant way, I'll try and post a few for ya'lls enjoyment..

    "Stan" (not his real name) had a similar nick to go with it of "Stan, stan, the diabetic man". This guy was a FF, with family calling emergency services at least 3 times per week. Everytime dispatch gave the address, we all knew what it was... "Stan" with his blood sugar around 30, swinging, incomprehedibly mumbling, etc. The episodes were brought on by him not eating(by his own choice.. he was living in a nice home with a fully stocked fridge),not checking bs's, etc. It was a great day when he got back to "normal" and refused transport.

    How many FF's has everyone seen who's C/C is "anxiety". Uhmm... I imagine all us would have some anxiety when recieving multiple bills for prior transport and ER services from the last anxietal attack.

    While doing ER clinics (for EMS, had to take VS, read strips, etc) one kid was triaged in after an amusingly failed suicide attempt... somehow, I doubt 30 tablets of Vitamin C will do the trick, though I bet his urine was healthy for a few days.
  3. by   Snowy
    Quote from prmenrs
    You don't really think these folks are employable, do you? Who'd hire them? Even McDonald's expects one to bathe.
    In additional to education on how to use/not to abuse the system, and hygeine techniques for all our sake! :chuckle
  4. by   Torachan
    Thanks everyone for the great posts. They really brightened up my evening.

    Stretch thin - a suggestion for the guy with the cath... get a male to perform it and make him go in with a large tube then he can mumble something about getting the kids size. Ruin the poor FF's day. You could also tell him that he has to wear a nappy. I am sure that would go down real well.

    Thanks again everyone. Keep up the good work and don't forget that the FF's keep you employed.
  5. by   Stitchie
    Quote from Torachan
    Thanks everyone for the great posts. They really brightened up my evening.

    Stretch thin - a suggestion for the guy with the cath... get a male to perform it and make him go in with a large tube then he can mumble something about getting the kids size. Ruin the poor FF's day. You could also tell him that he has to wear a nappy. I am sure that would go down real well.

    Thanks again everyone. Keep up the good work and don't forget that the FF's keep you employed.
    I'll borrow this one the next time I hear some 'differently gifted' GOMER asks for a 'female nursie' to put the cath in...we have some very small ped's sizes!

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