Too funny... - page 2

We had a pt come to the ER at 0300 b/c she wanted a urethral dilation... :rolleyes: The charge nurse told her that the ER doctor can't do things like that, and that there was no way she could get... Read More

  1. by   knowlegzseekr
    Chapped lips! lol! :roll :chuckle
    Last edit by knowlegzseekr on Jul 12, '02
  2. by   tony summers
    i had a patient attend via ambulance who had a positive pregnancy test and didnot know what to do
  3. by   ernurse728
    You would think that our frequent flyers would learn. We have multiple people that come in wait the waiting room for their "migraines", etc...and then when they get bored they go home and call 911...but now we send them out to the waiting room and EMS will have them charged with misuse of the 911 system!
  4. by   AngelGirl
    ernurse728

    Please explain the charge directed at one who misuses the 911 system. Is such a charge common practice in the world of EMS? Does it involve a fine?

    In light of the stories told in these threads, it sounds as though such a charge could apply in many cases, and could potentially weed out those who abuse this very badly needed system. If misusers received a bill for services rendered, it would hopefully include the dictionary description of 'emergency.'
  5. by   flaerman
    While working ER in El Paso, Tx there was a particular frequent flyer who so abused the EMS system there they told he was even on 60 Minutes, but did it stop him--Hell NO!!!!!!! He's a drunk from one side of town who claims to have girlfriend on the other, he will call EMS for transport request the facility where I worked and then tell us he was signing out. Then he'd go outside and call a cab and leave. He always had money in his wallet especially since he used the free taxi with lights(EMS). Showed up one in a 3 piece suit because they had a special date that day.
    Oh well!!! I think he owed money for transport in 6 figures to the city.--Paul
  6. by   AngelGirl
    Last night, we had a patient come in with abd pain d/t a chronic ailment. He was treated and sent home with a script for Vicodin and told to follow up with his private MD. He returned at the end of the night shift with c/o pain. Did he have the script? Yes. Did he take it to be filled? No. Why not? The only pharmacy open is 18 miles away. "I'm not driving THAT far!"

    Duh, why didn't I figure that one out on my own?

    So, he sat in the waiting room in pain for an hour to be seen again. By the time he was checked in, the local pharmacy was open. And he is taking a bed in the ER..........why?

    Did I miss something in the reasoning here?
  7. by   veetach
    Chapped lips??? that is pretty good. we have a frequent flyer who calls 911 and is transported for "chest pain" and then when he gets to the ER he goes AMA, and walks next door to Hardees to get a ride downtown with his cousin. Apparantly he then spends a few days here in town with his cousin before someone finds him and hauls him home about 30 miles up into the mountains.
  8. by   AngelGirl
    Years ago, a young guy from out of town came in to our rural ER, choking, after eating at a local restaurant. The restaurant staff was quick to call for help. No Heimlich manuever required, but near vomiting....all very dramatic.


    He was checked out in the E.D. and sent on his way. After this, he apparently had a similar episode at a restaurant about 30 miles down the road. Had he hitchhiked a few miles further, he would have gotten away with his ruse. However, he was still within our district, thus was returned to our rural hospital.

    Upon investigation, it was discovered that he had come quite a way across the States, eating in restaurants, leaving by ambulance (without paying for the meal) and being driven to the next town in his very expensive (medical) taxi.
  9. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Geez. What do the paramedics do for ichy feet during the ride over? What are people thinking?

    Keely
  10. by   AngelGirl
    That's the problem. They're NOT!!
  11. by   JBudd
    Our social action fund gives out taxi vouchers to get people home who come by ambulance but have no way to get home. Plenty of frequent fliers know all about it, and are requesting them before we finish triaging them. Had one fellow call from home to have me meet him at the curb outside ER with a voucher so he could come in. Told him no, so he called 911 and said he was suicidal so as to get in good and fast.
  12. by   RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Our administration made a "policy" that if a patient comes to the ER by ambulance then they cannot be "triaged" to the waiting room. Hahahahahahaha. Guess how many times we follow that rule for cases similar to the ones above?? NEVER!!!!!!!!
  13. by   sunnygirl272
    Originally posted by RNCENCCRNNREMTP
    Our administration made a "policy" that if a patient comes to the ER by ambulance then they cannot be "triaged" to the waiting room. Hahahahahahaha. Guess how many times we follow that rule for cases similar to the ones above?? NEVER!!!!!!!!
    RNCENCCRNNREMTP,
    What can we call you for short?

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