Hi all I am a pre-nursing student who is interested in working in the ER, and I was just wondering, what are some of the most unusual/strange cases you guys have seen while working in the ER?
Nov 3, '06
Pt who was stabbed in the mid back. No knife protruding, pt has great pain with inspiration. Chest x-ray showed nothing. Oxygen saturation was fine. We are a rural hospital so we called the next facility up the line and made arrangements to transfer. We called several hours later to follow up. We did one view of the chest, front to back. They did a side view and found the knife blade lodged in his chest!!