What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 112

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
    I'm waiting for all our FF pts to come back, glowing in the dark and riddled with CA after all the CT Abd/Pelvis studies every time they visit with the same belly pain.
  2. by   corjen1226
    Pool table 8 ball in the rectum.....had to be surgically removed. Gross.
  3. by   rph3664
    Quote from corjen1226
    Pool table 8 ball in the rectum.....had to be surgically removed. Gross.
    Did he slip in the shower?
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from corjen1226
    Pool table 8 ball in the rectum.....had to be surgically removed. Gross.
    Was his opponent angry with him?
  5. by   AggieD04
    I recently had someone who came in because their sunburn itched.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from AggieD04
    I recently had someone who came in because their sunburn itched.
  7. by   8892JARHEAD
    during the great katrina invasion, my rural hospital was inundated with the katrinites. we had electricity supplied only to red outlets, no a/c, limited lighting. most nurses were in shorts as it was incredibly hot in our dept, all surfaces were sweating including ours. in pulls an ambulance with a patient who activated ems because her armpits were itching!!!! *****?? she was seen and summarily discharged.
  8. by   sharpeimom
    Quote from 8892jarhead
    during the great katrina invasion, my rural hospital was inundated with the katrinites. we had electricity supplied only to red outlets, no a/c, limited lighting. most nurses were in shorts as it was incredibly hot in our dept, all surfaces were sweating including ours. in pulls an ambulance with a patient who activated ems because her armpits were itching!!!! *****?? she was seen and summarily discharged.
    that's certainly not a valid reason to call ems or for an er visit, but about 10 years ago, a great big spider bit me on my left armpit and it didn't itch. it itched! i couldn't use any deodorant for about two weeks, which was...uh...um...the pits(?) and used cornstarch instead.

    while i realize just how wrong her transportation and visit were, it can still sympathize in some small way.
  9. by   steelydanfan
    Quote from sharpeimom
    that's certainly not a valid reason to call ems or for an er visit, but about 10 years ago, a great big spider bit me on my left armpit and it didn't itch. it itched! i couldn't use any deodorant for about two weeks, which was...uh...um...the pits(?) and used cornstarch instead.

    while i realize just how wrong her transportation and visit were, it can still sympathize in some small way.
    i think the point was, this was during katrina!
  10. by   Christy1019
    I had someone call 911 to bring them in because "they had a nightmare and wanted to get checked out" Gotta love detroit... lol
  11. by   Kooky Korky
    Quote from LMPhilbric
    First, with the 5 year-old, that was in 1939, so I would question the accuracy of her age. I've had many people from rural Latin America who have no idea when their birthdays are or how old they are, so I would say it's entirely possible that she could be 8 or 9 or older. Especially in places like Guatemala, the women are teeny. I had a 30 year-old lady who came up just past my waist (I'm only 5'4"). She had 3 children and my co-workers were wondering where her mom was because she looked like she was 12. Granted the child in the pic is still way too young to be bearing children of her own, but it could be common in rural parts of Central America in the early 20th century.

    My best nursing home patient...she was sent in at 7:30 PM to have her PICC line replaced after it was pulled out by accident at 10 AM! I called them and told the NH that the PICC department was open from 8-4 and they needed to call back during regular business hours to make an appt. I also asked how they managed to give the 2 PM dose of IV antibiotic (which was signed off on the MAR they sent) when she had no IV access. There was dead silence then the nurse told me "Well, I don't know. That happened on the previous shift". I also wanted to know why no one thought to address this problem earlier in the day, such as shortly after it happened! Still, no good answer. I placed a teeny tiny 22 in her hand and sent her back so they could give her meds. Duh!
    She might have had an IV at the time but it somehow was not there when you met her.
  12. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from Christy1019
    I had someone call 911 to bring them in because "they had a nightmare and wanted to get checked out" Gotta love detroit... lol
    We get that in Delaware, too!
  13. by   curlyq28
    I read this whole thread! Took a few days but well worth it... thank you for the laughs!! <3

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