What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 133

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   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from on eagles wings
    ROFL!!!!
    That's hilarious!!!
  2. by   lindarn
    This happened, about A HUNDRED YEARS AGO, WHEN I WAS A HS CANDYSTRIPER!

    A guy came into the ER of a NY City hospital. Why did he come to the ER? Because he had a salami stuck up his butt!!

    How did it get there? He put it there. Why did he put it there? Because he had hemmorhoids, and they itched!

    He had to go to the OR to have it surgically removed!!

    When they took it out, it still had the Hormel sticker on it!!

    True story!! You can't make this stuff up!

    lindarn, RN, BSN,CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
  3. by   Rohan8
    The ammount of objects that peopole stick up their butt yowsers
  4. by   ZippyGBR
    Quote from sauconyrunner
    I had a guy once transported by ambulance for chapped lips. No kidding. I am not sure if I was more irritated by the patient or the ambulance crew...
    two issues there

    " no -one ever got sacked for transporting" is a mantra among the lazy in the ambulance service , it's also the path of least resistance with less than appropriate callers

    and for the leftpond - you don't get paid if you don't transport ...
  5. by   smleahy11
    A man came into the ER because he inserted a coffee stirrer in his urethra. The coffee stirrer broke off and was lodged inside his urethra....again.
  6. by   stephynic21
    Heres a few--

    1. Ambulance ride for a toothache x2 hours. No ride home and hungry/wanted meal tray because they couldn't eat lunch related to the pain.
    2. Scratch to left ear. Didn't bleed at the time it happened it just "hurt real bad"....rated 10/10.
    3. Abdominal pain after chugging a whole pint of whiskey....I suffered thru all my hangovers and it taught me valuable lessons like say no to chugging and my limits!
    4. Minor MVA and comes to get "checked out" but refuses to have any CT/xrays done.
    5. 450 lb guy complaining of back pain x10 years.

    I'm sure there are more....i'll have to think more on this.
  7. by   on eagles wings
    Quote from Franemtnurse
    That's hilarious!!!
    It was just about the funniest thing I've ever read!
  8. by   OB-nurse2013
    Quote from ZippyGBR
    two issues there

    " no -one ever got sacked for transporting" is a mantra among the lazy in the ambulance service , it's also the path of least resistance with less than appropriate callers

    and for the leftpond - you don't get paid if you don't transport ...
    Yes, EMS professionals love wasting their time bringing idiots in, instead of sitting at a relaxing post or in their ambulance. C'mon... Second, they are legally obligated to bring a patient in if the patient insists believe me they would would rather leave them at home, its a waste of time and paperwork for them. Again-they do not have a choice, so blame the patient taht insists on coming in for the idiotic reason, not the EMT or paramedic that are doing what they legally have to.
  9. by   kcrncen
    Quote from iluvpatho
    Yes, EMS professionals love wasting their time bringing idiots in, instead of sitting at a relaxing post or in their ambulance. C'mon... Second, they are legally obligated to bring a patient in if the patient insists believe me they would would rather leave them at home, its a waste of time and paperwork for them. Again-they do not have a choice, so blame the patient taht insists on coming in for the idiotic reason, not the EMT or paramedic that are doing what they legally have to.
    Zippy cant help it; he's British. Their concepts of medicine, particularly emergency medicine, are about as wacked as their concept of rights, which is why our system of everyone having the right to be seen, having the right to ambulance services, etc. confuses them. You have to remember, they're *subjects* not citizens or individuals.
  10. by   OB-nurse2013
    Quote from kcrncen
    Zippy cant help it; he's British. Their concepts of medicine, particularly emergency medicine, are about as wacked as their concept of rights, which is why our system of everyone having the right to be seen, having the right to ambulance services, etc. confuses them. You have to remember, they're *subjects* not citizens or individuals.
    You made me laugh!!!! I had no idea, sorry
    Also I can't help myself-I have 4 family members that are paramedics (1 thats worked and taught in EMS for 35 years) and another thats a firefighter/paramedic and my husband is a paramedic/police officer
  11. by   kcrncen
    Ive been a paramedic for 16 years and an ER/ICU nurse for four, so I can relate...
  12. by   Jsnap1
    Quote from RainbowSkye
    -child vomited once, now sitting on mom's lap eating chips and drinking coke
    ahhhh gotta love those smart parents...a little deductive reasoning can go a long way! lol
  13. by   Jsnap1
    ...and then you have people like my grandmother, age 86, and pretty peppy for her age who have a VERY off day. Forgetting what she had for lunch, who came to visit her earlier, falls of a chair when she was trying to fix the blinds and ends up cutting her leg and it wont stop bleeding, her BP was like 159/115, she maybe weights 95 lbs soaking wet. It was all I could do to convince her to go to the ER, because she didn't want to "bother" the ER nurses. I was like NANA GET IN THE CAR, THEY WILL BE GREATFUL TO HAVE AN ACTUALY PATIENT WHO SHOULD BE THERE....

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