Top 10 ER Visits

  1. To all the ER Nurses out there, what are the top 10 ER visits? 1 being the most frequent and 10 being the least.

    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    10.
    Last edit by malusport on Jan 26, '05
    •  
  2. 18 Comments

  3. by   Darlene K.
    1. Back pain
    2. Abdominal pain
    3. Vag bleed
    4. ETOH - brought in by EMS
    5. Toothache
    6. I ran out of my blood pressure medicine (need a refill)
    7. Someone broke into my car and stole my pain medicine (need a refill)
    8. Chest pain
    9. headache
    10.Trauma (MVA)
    Last edit by Darlene K. on Feb 23, '05
  4. by   ERNurse752
    1. Chest pain
    2. Shortness of breath
    3. Abdominal pain
    4. Assault
    5. Lacerations
    6. Drunk
    7. STDs
    8. Toothache
    9. Cold s/s
    10. Total BS (wait...maybe this one should be #1)
  5. by   babynurselsa
    1. back pain
    2. chest pain
    3. vag bleed
    4. abd pain
    5. It's cold out
    6. It''s hot out
    7 it's wet out
    8. skin abcess (Spider bite)
    9. drunk
    10 trauma
  6. by   gotaluvtheER
    1. cough/cold
    2. headache
    3. abd pain
    4. back pain
    5. kids with fever
    6. psychiatric
    7. chest pain
    8. drunk
    9. trauma/injury
    10. abcess/rash
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    1. sprains/strains of extremities
    2. abd pain
    3. SOB
    4. CP
    5. psych
    6. lacs
    7. back pain
    8. tooth ache
    9. peds (ear aches, cold s/s, URI, etc.)
    10. and the thing i see the least of but have seen.......................






    penis fx.
  8. by   Dixielee
    1. Abd pain (50% of our patients) which include vag bleeding, with or without pregnancy, STD's, generalized belly pain, usually with nausea and vomiting.

    2. Cough, sore throat, URI sx

    3. Urinary tract infections, kidney stones

    4. Kids with fever

    5. Shortness of breath including asthma, COPD, CHF

    6. Chest pain with above

    7. Minor trauma, wreck checks, sprained ankle, lacs etc.

    8. "Behavioral Health" problems...don't you love that term! This includes all the drunks, OD's, general PIA's, suicidal ideations and homeless folks who want 3 hots and a cot! (and need a bath for heavens sake!!)

    9. Headaches..should be higher on list, but I don't want to re-number!

    10. Back pain, and I lost my meds, my dog ate my RX, last RX I got yesterday blew out the window on the way to the pharmacy, I feel pain more acutely than most people.
  9. by   traumaRUs
    1. Abd pain
    2. Resp distress
    3. Chest pain
    4. Trauma
    5. Girl and boycomplaints
    6. Back pain
    7. Headache
    8. Med refills (usually narcotics)
    9. Psyc - probably should be higher
    10. Drunks - its cold
  10. by   flashpoint
    1. Sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy hed, fever.
    2. Abdominal pain.
    3. Chest pain.
    4. Assault.
    5. Psych.
    6. ETOH.
    7. UTI.
    8. Migraine.
    9. "I've been sick for 15 weeks and I just couldn't take it anymore."
    10. Fall down, go boom.
  11. by   CEN35
    1. Chest Pain
    2. vag Bleed
    3. Diff bleeding
    4. Laceration
    5. Sprain/ ext injury
    6. ENT garbage
    7. Abd Pain
    8. Back Pain
    9. Diff Breathing
    10. Least common.....I have a cramp!!!!
  12. by   teeituptom
    1. cold symptoms---and I need a note for days off from work

    2. Abd pain, most commonly constipation----and I need a work excuse

    3. Lacerations, including papercuts===I need a note for work excuse

    4. Toohaches , migraines, back pain----I need a note for work excuse

    5.UTI/Pyelo/kidneystones-----and I need a note for a work excuse

    6 chest pain----and I need a note for work excuse

    7. sob,pneumonia,asthma,etc----and I need a note for work excuse

    8. Fall injuries----and I need a work excuse

    9. True Traumas, MVC,MCC,GSW,Stabs etc. I dont need a work excuse just keep me alive

    10 Psych emergencies of all types----I need a work excuse







    keep it in the short grass ya'll
  13. by   vermonthiker
    What's up with the vag bleeding??? During pregnancy or just getting a period and thought they'd let you know
  14. by   Darlene K.
    Quote from teeituptom
    1. cold symptoms---and I need a note for days off from work

    2. Abd pain, most commonly constipation----and I need a work excuse

    3. Lacerations, including papercuts===I need a note for work excuse

    4. Toohaches , migraines, back pain----I need a note for work excuse

    5.UTI/Pyelo/kidneystones-----and I need a note for a work excuse

    6 chest pain----and I need a note for work excuse

    7. sob,pneumonia,asthma,etc----and I need a note for work excuse

    8. Fall injuries----and I need a work excuse

    9. True Traumas, MVC,MCC,GSW,Stabs etc. I dont need a work excuse just keep me alive

    10 Psych emergencies of all types----I need a work excuse







    keep it in the short grass ya'll


    Tom....Don't forget.....My boyfriend needs a note too!
    Last edit by Darlene K. on Feb 23, '05

close