What not to say / do while you are in the ER... - page 9

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  1. by   teeituptom
    Quote from missmercy
    You said it!! My kids act like that ANY WHERE and they're gonna catch it!!
    Can't blame the mom for not going to HER hospital! Wouldn't want people I know to witness THAT!!
    Congrats for your level of control!! Isn't the mind a lovely place -- where ANY THING is possible! :chuckle We have a nun here who tells us that she can read our minds -- "Be careful of your thoughts -- I can read your mind you know" I don't think so or Sister would stop talking to me all together!! ( Either that or slap my hand with a ruler and send me to detention)
    My daughter knows it would happen also
  2. by   Calfax
    [
    So out front is a 20-something girl who is pregnant...doesn't know how far along (is that important?!?)
    She's been bleeding...
    How much bleeding? Her response..."Who cares!! I'm bleeding!
    Ok, so you got her PLEASANT attitude.

    Mom is with her and is an OB nurse at another hospital in the area.
    (WHY didn't they go there?!!?)
    Mom is decent, so I think she didn't want her co-workers to see her LOVELY daughter!

    Patient is PI$$ED off that she has to wait.
    Very pi$$ed off.
    Very LOUDLY pi$$ed off.

    I was the charge nurse...as I go to bring back a little old lady who was syncopal just PTA and again in the waiting room...Happy-Girl begins shouting...

    "I am fu@#ing bleeding outta my crotch...does anyone give a $#it here?"

    Ummmmmm...

    No.

    By the way...she had pink tinged discharge...no bleeding. Poor baby.[/QUOTE]

    It's nice to see that my ex-girlfriend is out of jail and doing very well, thank you.
  3. by   RNin92
    Quote from Calfax
    [
    So out front is a 20-something girl who is pregnant...doesn't know how far along (is that important?!?)
    She's been bleeding...
    How much bleeding? Her response..."Who cares!! I'm bleeding!
    Ok, so you got her PLEASANT attitude.

    Mom is with her and is an OB nurse at another hospital in the area.
    (WHY didn't they go there?!!?)
    Mom is decent, so I think she didn't want her co-workers to see her LOVELY daughter!

    Patient is PI$$ED off that she has to wait.
    Very pi$$ed off.
    Very LOUDLY pi$$ed off.

    I was the charge nurse...as I go to bring back a little old lady who was syncopal just PTA and again in the waiting room...Happy-Girl begins shouting...

    "I am fu@#ing bleeding outta my crotch...does anyone give a $#it here?"

    Ummmmmm...

    No.

    By the way...she had pink tinged discharge...no bleeding. Poor baby.
    It's nice to see that my ex-girlfriend is out of jail and doing very well, thank you. [/QUOTE]


    Yea...well could ya keep her out of my ER!!!??!!
  4. by   teeituptom
    out of mine also
    we get enough strange ones to
  5. by   teeituptom
    had a 16 yo fem c/o HA and Hyperventilation
    got labbed and CTed

    when results back parents were still upset
    Telling us to give them the bad news first
    They could take it and they would tell her
    Tears in their eyes, they were so scared

    Wanted to tell them

    Your Daughter has Acute Pneumoencephalopathy

    I restrained myself

    thought about it

    but didnt do it


    Finally told them there was absolutely nothing wrong with her, just anxiety over her bf leaving her
  6. by   Calfax
    Better yours than mine......
  7. by   jayna
    Quote from Shotzie
    How about this one.

    DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM??? (usually screamed at the top of the lungs) .
    Ahaaaaaaahh .............heard this one many many moons ago when I was working in the ER back home.

    DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!!!!. This was a finance minister of the country.
    I said........... yes , so?!!!!!!!!

    I AM THE FINANCE MINSTRY OF THE CROWN??!!!!(yelling)

    That got me clouded, ...........So whats the difference does that make you from these very very sick people we have, I will be seeing them first and you LAST!!!!!

    I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE MEDICAL SUPRITENDENT!!!!!!!!! and he stapped his feet and left steaming.

    Waited for the complains nothing came over.
  8. by   jayna
    Heres one ...............many moons ago as well.

    20- something carried by his 2 friends and G/F trotting behind.
    Overdose, overdose (at the top of the voice for everyone to see that hes about to die).

    Zoom in and put him on the OD bed.

    Assessment done,
    hello MR, check check ...vitals normal.........very conscious.
    G/F Cried , he took 20 chloroquine tablets( antimalarial tablets) hes going to die, quick!!!!!
    what time?

    30 minutes ago....OMG ......must do something fast here.

    Told his friends and G/F to go to the WR

    And we're saying Mr we'll going to put this tube into your stomach to wash out the Chloroquine.

    And then he shouted noooooooooooooooooo, we asked him again how many chloroquine did you took ( 8tabs can zapped you off) I only took 4 tablets of paracetamol..........I felt sorry for the liver.

    Found out later...G/F had slept with his brother.
    Last edit by jayna on May 7, '04
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from RNin92
    .........Or the family practice docs...
    "I'm sending in my patient with N/V."
    Ok.
    "I know that it is really busy down there today..."
    Ok.
    "So, do you think you could put my patient in first?"
    You're kidding right?
    "Is there a problem, I am giving you an order to treat my patient first"
    Are you for real?
    Here...you can "give your order" to the ED doc...I'm SURE he'll want to hear it.
    Giving you an order to treat their pt first? Who do these stupid docs think they are? :angryfire
  10. by   RNin92
    Quote from jayna
    Ahaaaaaaahh .............heard this one many many moons ago when I was working in the ER back home.

    DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?!!!!. This was a finance minister of the country.
    I said........... yes , so?!!!!!!!!

    I AM THE FINANCE MINSTRY OF THE CROWN??!!!!(yelling)

    That got me clouded, ...........So whats the difference does that make you from these very very sick people we have, I will be seeing them first and you LAST!!!!!

    I WILL REPORT YOU TO THE MEDICAL SUPRITENDENT!!!!!!!!! and he stapped his feet and left steaming.

    Waited for the complains nothing came over.
    To go along this theme...

    Got a call from the "administrative assistant" to the board of directors of our health system...
    (Ummm, doesn't that mean secretary??!!??)

    She asks for the charge nurse...my good luck to be it!
    She say: "John Doe's son-in-law is on his way in."
    (Name changed to protect the innocent)

    Me: Ok...
    Her: He's bleeding internally
    (Wow, what vision)

    Me: Ok...
    Her: So we expect him to receive immediate treatment.
    (Did I mention it was the winter "rush"...
    Full ER, 20 or so waiting, holding a gazillion patients EVERYWHERE)

    Me: Right....

    10 minutes later I get a phone call from the VP, the DON, and my director.

    You know, there is one sure way to be last in line...try to muscle your way to the front thru an ER nurse...I Don't THINK so!!!

    Me to my DON: (Exasperated) When he gets here he will be triaged, assessed and treated with the same great care that EVERYONE gets here...even the little old lady without a pot to pi$$ in who's been waiting all day with her abdominal pain and hasn't complained once.

    4 hours later he arrives...with his kidney stone...whew...watchout for the internal bleeding now!
  11. by   RNin92
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    Giving you an order to treat their pt first? Who do these stupid docs think they are? :angryfire

    Gods.
    :angryfire


    Not.
  12. by   shel_wny
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    gotta say something here.....I find this statement offensive. smacks of racism to me. I don't see what her being a woman of color had to do with anything. :stone
    Agreed. But also take a look at the diction of the prejudiced person. Surprising?

    Shel
    Last edit by shel_wny on May 8, '04
  13. by   teeituptom
    welcome to the wonderfull world of ER nursing

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