What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 109

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

  1. by   Pixie.RN
    LOL! We once obtained a UA from a patient ... it had ANTS in it. Ha ha! I didn't even ask.
  2. by   imanedrn
    By ambulance. For a yeast infection.
  3. by   tae944l
    oh my goodness...ive just sat here all afternoon reading these!! too funny!
  4. by   Missy BSN
    Itchy hands. I asked the woman how long her hands had been itching and she said 15 mins. Mind you, there was no contact dermatis or allergic reaction of any kind. Just a simple random itch. It was 3 in the morning and I was thinking to myself what the hell?
  5. by   puddingplease
    The other day, I triaged someone with cc of broken artificial fingernail
  6. by   JWaldron
    Quote from puddingplease
    The other day, I triaged someone with cc of broken artificial fingernail
    Oh, yeah, I remember on of those. Most expensive manicure she ever had when the doc cut her fake nail off. I'm quite sure her insurer rejected that claim! Came by ambulance, too!
    Savvy
    Last edit by JWaldron on Jun 1, '10 : Reason: code appeared instead of icon.
  7. by   snyderrobyn
    COOL! I didn't know we gave MANICURES TOO!!!! LMAO
  8. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from snyderrobyn
    cool! i didn't know we gave manicures too!!!! lmao
    well, if you didn't give manicures, i'd have to somewhere else!

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  9. by   JWaldron
    Quote from sharpeimom
    well, if you didn't give manicures, i'd have to somewhere else!

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    bet she really wanted her brows plucked, or a bikini wax!
    savvy
  10. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from jwaldron
    a bikini wax!
    savvy
    careful grooming? yes.

    but hot wax there?????

    i fear my age is showing here...:d

    kathy
    shar pei mom
  11. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from sharpeimom
    careful grooming? yes.

    but hot wax there?????

    i fear my age is showing here...:d

    kathy
    shar pei mom
    [font="lucida sans unicode"]kathy, that is an entirely different thread

    anyway, i've never worked er but i've heard some good ones from friends (i've even admitted some doozies )

    i think my favorite chief complaint is "wants to be admitted." really? really?

    i also like "i want to die." well, my friend, this is a no-kill shelter, and the bridge is that-a-way. jump with the wind, not against it.

    and you've gotta love "i'm drunk." i'm not talking about drunk to the point of potential death, i'm talking about...drunk. the last place i want to experience a hangover is a hospital. so go home, to your own bed and wake up hungover on your own time, not with people poking and prodding at you.

    not really ridiculous, but posted as "face vs. tree." yep, alcohol was involved.
  12. by   rph3664
    Quote from CamaroNurse
    I think my favorite chief complaint is "wants to be admitted." Really? REALLY?
    I have a relative who, when she was married to her first husband, found a way to have surgery at least once a year. I asked someone else if he was a pervert and she did this to have an excuse to fend him off, and was told that she just did this to get attention.

    After they got divorced, she took the kids to doctors on a daily basis and the ER regularly because he had to pay the kids' medical bills and she did this just to soak him. There was a stretch of time where I honestly believe those kids would have been better off in foster care.

  13. by   JWaldron
    Quote from rph3664
    I have a relative who, when she was married to her first husband, found a way to have surgery at least once a year. I asked someone else if he was a pervert and she did this to have an excuse to fend him off, and was told that she just did this to get attention.

    After they got divorced, she took the kids to doctors on a daily basis and the ER regularly because he had to pay the kids' medical bills and she did this just to soak him. There was a stretch of time where I honestly believe those kids would have been better off in foster care.

    Pretty sad. I hated it when those frequent fliers wold come in, the ones who really knew how to make you look bad. Would complain dramatically of chest pain at the doorway on their third visit of the day, exhibit severe symptoms of Dying Swan Syndrome, always when the place was jammed, and would make a loud fuss when you more or less ignored them to take care of the REAL emergencies. The other patients always look at you like you have no compassion and no judgment but they have no idea what the real problems are w/ these patients. "I'm dying! I'm dying! Won't nobody take care of me? I'm having a heart attack, I can't breathe, I'll be dead before I even see the doctor...' Why is it that they always have such carrying voices? I want to be one of them when I grow up! That or a circus clown. come to think of it, maybe they're one and the same?

    Right now I work on a unit which has the highest patient satisfaction scores for similar units (P M & R) in the entire state; we have plenty of difficult patients too, and plenty w/ DSS symptoms, but the other patients get to see that that's the problem and how difficult it is to deal effectively w/ some of these people. We do have our own psychologist, and that helps. We sure could have used one in the ER!

    Savvy

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