What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 198

by JUSTYSMOM | 983,449 Views | 1977 Comments

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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    I went into the room, asked the pt "So, what brings you to the ER today?" Pt stated "I had a cold, but it's getting better"

    I said "You came to the ER for THAT?"
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    Quote from Emergent
    I went into the room, asked the pt "So, what brings you to the ER today?" Pt stated "I had a cold, but it's getting better"

    I said "You came to the ER for THAT?"
    Lol I'm curious to know what their response was to that
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    Quote from Christy1019
    Lol I'm curious to know what their response was to that
    She said she need a work note.
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    Quote from Emergent
    She said she need a work note.
    Typical... I was hoping for something more creative LOL, but alas, the general public never fails to disappoint.
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    Quote from palesarah
    straying even further off topic but I had to chime in- while many herpetologists still think it's a humane way to euthanize, there has been some research in recent years suggesting that it's actually quite painful. Apparently the freezing process causes crystals to form in the brain before the animal dies, while it is still capable of feeling sensation. Ouch.
    (Hubby & I used to have several reptiles- long story short, they got sick & had to be euthanized- we chose to have the vet do it in a more humane manner).

    (Sorry to go OT even more, just didn't want anyone thinking the nicest known way to kill a snake was still to stick it in the freezer...)
    @ the time he was doing this (the 80's, I think), it was the best known method. Can't tell him, as I said, he's passed on.
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    A patient came in brought in by EMS and we asked him why he came to the ER.
    Patient replied, "It's cold outside, that's why I told them to bring me here".

    SERIOUSLY?????
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    Ambulance ride for Eye strain after playing video games for about 40 minutes.
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    And this week not one but two people signed in for chapped lips.
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