What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 12

by JUSTYSMOM

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and do you have to treat them? I am just curious. Your stories always seem to either crack me up or shake my head in amazement. Thanks for sharing :)... Read More


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    Quote from SWFlorida
    The police had raided a crack house. In the refrigerator they found what they thought was a human fetus. They brought it to the ER. It was an oyster.

    LOL!!!! Did they get charged an ER call for that?
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    Unfortunately EMS and triage folk aren't allowed to make a medical decision, even when the problem is obviously not medical, like bubblegum in the hair, broken nails, etc. There SHOULD be a way to tell people to see a hairdresser or manicurist, or to go home and take some Tylenol and leave us alone.
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    Quote from RNin92
    I may have posted this before...so sorry if I did!

    20-ish female...
    Transported to ED by rescue...
    CC...



    Cut herself shaving.


    Swear.
    No One could make this stuff up.


    Primary assessment?
    Couldn't even find the scratch.
    what was being shaved

    dirty ole men like to know
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    Quote from DianaJH
    LOL!!!! Did they get charged an ER call for that?

    why would they bring that to the ER, if anything thats a jog for the ME
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    Quote from teeituptom
    what was being shaved

    dirty ole men like to know
    :roll

    Hey, how about the sick minded as well? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    But were you able to save the nail?

    Seriously, though, don't ambulance drivers have the authority to refuse to transport people who obviously don't need it?
    I am afraid that the nail was DOA. This patient came in private vehicle, not by ambulance......Ambulance drivers are not allowed to refuse care or refuse transport as they are not able to diagnose injury or illness. They can strongly suggest another means of transport, but run into sticky waters when they start refusing...
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    18 yo female by squad for a leg cramp..........
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    This stuff makes me so angry! I went to the local ER and they dismissed my pain. They thought it was GERD. It took me three hours to tell this resident that it wasn't GERD. I have had GERD all my life(birth defects). They got me a cat scan nothing showed. Later on that year I found out that I had gallstones by an ultrasound. Anyone had a gallbladder attack? OMG I haven't had children yet, but if it is anything like that I will ok. I was in the ER for 10 hours. I repeat 10 hours. Then I got the physicans report for other tests they might run to see what was done. She accused me of drug seeking and lord forbid if I was sleeping. I was up for two days with the pain and they gave me phenergan. It's just amazing what people will do to go to the ER and people who really need the medical treatment is screwed over. I might add that I work on SIMCU at the hospial as an CNA and I attend nursing school (BSN). It's just another world out there I guess.
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    Quote from confused101
    This stuff makes me so angry! I went to the local ER and they dismissed my pain. They thought it was GERD. It took me three hours to tell this resident that it wasn't GERD. I have had GERD all my life(birth defects). They got me a cat scan nothing showed. Later on that year I found out that I had gallstones by an ultrasound. Anyone had a gallbladder attack? OMG I haven't had children yet, but if it is anything like that I will ok. I was in the ER for 10 hours. I repeat 10 hours. Then I got the physicans report for other tests they might run to see what was done. She accused me of drug seeking and lord forbid if I was sleeping. I was up for two days with the pain and they gave me phenergan. It's just amazing what people will do to go to the ER and people who really need the medical treatment is screwed over. I might add that I work on SIMCU at the hospial as an CNA and I attend nursing school (BSN). It's just another world out there I guess.
    Yes it is as you will learn
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    Quote from teeituptom
    what was being shaved

    dirty ole men like to know
    Her legs...bad boy!!!

    But if she had an injury...a better nurse than I needed to find it.
    Of course, she did also want pain meds...for her "TRAUMATIC injury"

    Can ya say...don't let the door hit ya...
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