What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 124

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   JBudd
    Came by ambulance, for.... c/o "dry mouth"

    Pt not sure if it was from the smoke (lots of wild fires and smoke in the area) or just a medication side effect.
  2. by   ktsummar
    Had a 13 yo female come in emergency traffic with severe abdominal pain. She was unconsolable and accompanied by her mother. We get her in the room and begin triage. When get ready to put a line in, she stops crying and asks if she is getting an IV. We tell her yes, that we need blood and to start fluids. She states that she is going to be ok, that her sister pinched her on the stomach and she was mad and wanted to teach her sister a lesson.
  3. by   Janedough
    woman comes in with abd pain started an hour ago, walked into the room to her eating a turkey sandwhich and a red pop! She said "i used light mayo!"
  4. by   Medic2RN
    Patient arrived via EMS with a chief complaint of ....."Nothing".
    No problems, no complaints....the patient just wanted a look over to "make sure everything is okay".
  5. by   RHC81
    Quote from Medic2RN
    Patient arrived via EMS with a chief complaint of ....."Nothing".
    No problems, no complaints....the patient just wanted a look over to "make sure everything is okay".
    Ding, ding, ding!! I think we have a winner here.

    Too bad he/she probably won't pay for that $800 ride and $3,000 "look-over."
  6. by   Trekfan
    Quote from ktsummar
    Had a 13 yo female come in emergency traffic with severe abdominal pain. She was unconsolable and accompanied by her mother. We get her in the room and begin triage. When get ready to put a line in, she stops crying and asks if she is getting an IV. We tell her yes, that we need blood and to start fluids. She states that she is going to be ok, that her sister pinched her on the stomach and she was mad and wanted to teach her sister a lesson.
    i bet mom was mad to
  7. by   Trekfan
    Quote from ERnurse8
    Wanted me to sign paperwork on his apartment application certifying that he was in need of his dog as a companion animal so he could move in with a dog into an apartment that wouldn't otherwise allow dogs

    I kindly replied that if he could get his GP to sign off for him more power to him but our ER attending would not see him for that purpose

    he responded.."really? are you sure?"

    Could you imagine!!!....."hey Dr such and such....this will only take a sec.... HAHA YEAH RIGHT!!!"
    s kind of c@@p ****** me off I have a real service dog and I was at a meeting and I was stopped at the door and told I could not drink my dog in . I get this a lot and just told him this is my guide dog and he then told me oh no if this was a guide dog you would be pushing it in a stroller and it would be barking to tell you if you where going to hit something . Will I was just stunded and I asked him where did he get this from ? and he said oh the people over there told me when I told them they could not bring there pugs inside ?????????
  8. by   canoehead
    Quote from Trekfan
    s kind of c@@p ****** me off I have a real service dog and I was at a meeting and I was stopped at the door and told I could not drink my dog in . I get this a lot and just told him this is my guide dog and he then told me oh no if this was a guide dog you would be pushing it in a stroller and it would be barking to tell you if you where going to hit something . Will I was just stunded and I asked him where did he get this from ? and he said oh the people over there told me when I told them they could not bring there pugs inside ?????????
    Too bad there isn't any official paperwork associated with animal assistants. Anyone can claim that their animal is needed for a medical purpose. There's no universal behavior/education standard, and that certainly sours attitudes for people with genuine needs and well trained dogs.
  9. by   Trekfan
    Quote from canoehead
    Too bad there isn't any official paperwork associated with animal assistants. Anyone can claim that their animal is needed for a medical purpose. There's no universal behavior/education standard, and that certainly sours attitudes for people with genuine needs and well trained dogs.
    I wish they would make an official id card . the schools give out cards id cards with your dogs and your photo the dogs Id number and the school . this card has saved me lots of times but I have seen people selling them on e-bay and even worse I have seen the real harnness for sell on there to the schools try to get them back when thay can but some always slip though
  10. by   sharpeimom
    don't hold me to this, but i think there are official standards to which a service dog must be held in order to be considered a proper service animal. i looked them up and posted them on a prior thread
    and about got my head blown off by the criticism that was hurled at me!

    when i had my stroke in november of 2003, we had a five month old puppy, and his canadian breeder suggested we think about having him trained as a service dog. we went as far as sending for the information, then decided we wanted him to be our baby instead of making him into my arms and legs.

    many alleged "service dogs" aren't service dogs at all. most are properly trained service dogs are just that and wear their orange vests proudly and honestly. a miserable few people, however, see their
    infirmities (note that i did not say disabilities!) as the perfect chance to take their dogs into every
    wal*mart, mall, restaurant, grocery store etc. they pass by.

    in order for an animal to be certified as a service dog, you must be able to show that s/he can do __
    things (i forget how many) for you that you can no longer do for yourself. unfortunately, there are
    sites on the 'net where you can get an "official" orange service vest, a card identifying your dog as a
    service dog. unfortunately, business owners, hospitals, doctor's offices, etc. don't know the actual laws, they only think they do. i wish more people would take the time to learn the regs, then our quadraplegic md neighbor and others who must use service animals to have any type of pre-accident and/or disability lifestyle, wouldn't be hassled so often when they are within their legal rights.
    Last edit by sharpeimom on Jul 1, '11 : Reason: typo
  11. by   newtinmpls
    My understanding is that the training for a service animal is much more stringent than that for a therapy animal. Locally, in order to get into the therapy animal classes, you have to be able to have the animal unleashed and obedient to voice control/instructions/direction. Well, none of my sweeties are ready for that - the first nearby squirrel would ruin their concentration.
  12. by   canoehead
    I'm sure the legitimate schools have paperwork, but owners are not required to show proof that the animal is a service dog when asked. So that means anyone can claim it. I checked federal law once when we had a frequent flyer and her sweet but untrained dog showing up.
  13. by   rangerlil
    Complaint of a sore loose tooth on a 8 year old..... No swelling, bleeding, fever, etc...

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