What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 126

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   lumbarpain
    Can relate to pains that you dont know what the heck there are. I live alone too, and I am an RN, it doesnt matter but you certainly did the right thing and do not feel guilty about anything you did. You were right in going to the ER for treatment.....scarey crap,......I know.
  2. by   nurseadc
    I did my preceptorship in an ED and was amazed at some of the cases I we saw. Mainly clinic type complaints, including pregnancy tests, all of which are more costly in the ED. I don't get it. I guess if you don't have to foot the bill, it doesn't matter where you're seen.

    What happened to Emergency Room=EMERGENCY
  3. by   AngelfireRN
    EMTALA, that's what happened.
  4. by   K nurse-one-day
    Im amazed at all these stories about people with things stuck up their @$$
    What is peoples obsession with sticking things up their butt???
    Am I missing something here?
  5. by   Altra
    Quote from K nurse-one-day
    Im amazed at all these stories about people with things stuck up their @$$
    What is peoples obsession with sticking things up their butt???
    Am I missing something here?
    Apparently you are ...
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    I have decided many years ago to skip the butt action.
  7. by   LegzRN
    Tonight pt came in, chief complaint "blood in semen after ejaculation."

    ...he was accompanied to the treatment room by his sister.
  8. by   AngelfireRN
    Oh, geez. LOL. Don't want to know the backstory on that. Not even a little bit.
  9. by   Purple_Demon_RN
    A woman came in because she stepped on a thumb tack. The 0.25 cm thumb tacks.
  10. by   silverbat
    I had a patient in the hospital whose admitting diagnosis was "impending death" hummmmm couldn't every patient have that potential diagnosis. BTW...pt survived and went homw to live for quite some time!
  11. by   Hagabel
    FB in vagina! Pool ball during party.........???? (consensual)...pt took it home after I cleaned it off,,,yuck yuck yuck....

  12. by   lumbarpain
    Before I decided to be a RN I worked in the ER as a Patient Registrar. It was a great job.......One guy came in for a minor sore throat and thought he had Carte Blanche to just bypass those that had respiratory and cardiac problems coming in by Ambulance.!!!!! Its amazing how whimpy some people are, And this guy only had the sore throat for 1 day!!!!!!
  13. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Hagabel
    FB in vagina! Pool ball during party.........???? (consensual)...pt took it home after I cleaned it off,,,yuck yuck yuck....

    LOLOLOL!!!!! That is hysterical...

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