What not to say / do while you are in the ER... - page 3

If you come in to be treated for a STD, don't hit on the nurse... Read More

  1. by   RNin92
    Quote from kateb
    in response to ER RN2.. I love it when you're going to give the shot of rocephin and these big boys ask you to turn your back while they drop their pants....uhhhhh...hello, if you would have kept your pants up before.....I wouldn't have to turn my back...you wouldn't be needing this shot!!!!
    Amen my friend...amen!!!!!

  2. by   moonchild20002000
    Or how about the teen with multiple piercings that wails like a scalded pup when you bring in the rocephin........OHNOOOOOOOOOOO.......I hate needles!!!!!!!
  3. by   jkaee
    Quote from moonchild20002000
    Or how about the teen with multiple piercings that wails like a scalded pup when you bring in the rocephin........OHNOOOOOOOOOOO.......I hate needles!!!!!!!


    My youngest sister is like that.....had both nipples pierced, bellybutton, tongue, eyebrow and lip, plus about 10 tattoos....and she screamed like a baby when the nurse started the IV (in one quick stick, too!)

    (She only has the tongue ring in now....the rest are gone. Guess motherhood will do that for ya!)


    Jennifer :chuckle
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Here's a goodie:

    Pt: I'm in paaaaaaaaaaaain
    Nurse: Here's a pill for you
    Pt: noooooooooo
    Nursing: Ok, some medicine by IV?
    Pt: noooooooooo
    Nurse: Ok, how about rectally then?
    Pt: About that pill....

    (actual convo btw an ER nurse and a 21 year old pt. with pain and high fever)
  5. by   nekhismom
    well, in defense of those receiving Rocephin.....IT DOES BURN! Especially if it isn't mixed with lidocaine. I know nurses who use saline instead of lidocaine for IM injections.

    Now, I totally agree with the "if you had kept your pants up in the first place I wouldn't be giving you this shot" statement. But maybe they know it burns!
  6. by   kevro1013
    If you attempt suicide by taking 200 assorted pills in front of your parole officer and you are brought to the ed to get lavaged, the sorbitol in the charcoal might give you explosive diarrhea. If this happens and you find yourself incontinent of stool, do not try to bite/hit/kick the nurse that tries to clean you up. You might just have to sit in your own stool all night. Sorry.
  7. by   teeituptom
    That reminds me of the guy brought in by police after arrest for alt LOC.
    ED checked him over, ordered a banana bag and actidose 50 gms with sorbital
    Observed pt for 2 hours, pt Now ao times 4
    released to PD to go to jain
    officer and pt return 20 minutes later
    never made it to jail
    pt peed and had large liquid black BM in back of squad car
    Officer not happy at all
    too bad
  8. by   mstewart
    Okay, my hubby said this to a nurse when he was in college "you miss on the first try-I'll stick you with that thing"...in the ER for dehydration from DRINKING...Okay, I am a first semester LPN student, so I don't know what rights a nurse has. I think I would just give the look of death "fine have it your way-you'll have to wait until one of the IV team/expert IV starter has time to start yours" and walk away...maybe after PT has to sit for awhile-providing they are not in a life threatening situation-they'll be more inclined to let me try. And of course, document, document, document. Hey, I'd consider it a threat. I can't imagine it would be easy to get a line on some one that is dehydrated.
  9. by   RNin92
    Quote from mstewart
    Okay, my hubby said this to a nurse when he was in college "you miss on the first try-I'll stick you with that thing"...in the ER for dehydration from DRINKING...Okay, I am a first semester LPN student, so I don't know what rights a nurse has. I think I would just give the look of death "fine have it your way-you'll have to wait until one of the IV team/expert IV starter has time to start yours" and walk away...maybe after PT has to sit for awhile-providing they are not in a life threatening situation-they'll be more inclined to let me try. And of course, document, document, document. Hey, I'd consider it a threat. I can't imagine it would be easy to get a line on some one that is dehydrated.
    Sorry, but this ER nurse response would more likely be...

    That may be the last "sticking" going on for you for a VERY long time then!

    :angryfire
  10. by   2muchfun
    Well, all-righty then. I find the first year resident with the dumbest inbred expression on his face and ask him if he wants to start an IV..
  11. by   edib1
    I Always Enjoyed Working Triage, " Dont You Know That I Am Dying" (n/v) Please Lady. " Here Let Me Take The Db Out Of The Trauma Room, And Tell All The Squads That Are Backed Up To Take Those People Back Home." Good Lord I Wish That You Could Actually Take Some Of Those As@#*les To The Back And Show Them What The Hell Is Going On. Look If You Can Stand Up Walk Over Here And Tel Me That You Are Dying, Chances Are Your Not.
  12. by   newgrad2004
    I love when they say that about the IV's

    BUt I do want to hear more about the hitting on the nurse in the ER with the STD, or any more funny stories.

    Im graduating soon and I want to know what I'm in for
  13. by   teeituptom
    22 yo male sob 100% sats
    I cant breathe I cant breathe I cant breathe

    well dummy if you couldnt breath you wouldnt even be talking to me right now.

    problem turned out his BF broke up with him

    decidedly a lack of sympathy from me :angryfire :angryfire

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