What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 150

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   friggasdistaff
    We recently had a patient who arrived via ambulance. He had called 911 because he vomited ONE time. He said he was afraid he had eaten bad peanut butter. This perfectly healthy man in his late 20's then needed his wife and mother there for support.
  2. by   MedicalPartisan
    This was so outrageous I couldn't let it fall into the depths of oblivion and get consumed by this thread and thus, created a new one. Interesting... to say the least.
  3. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from friggasdistaff
    We recently had a patient who arrived via ambulance. He had called 911 because he vomited ONE time. He said he was afraid he had eaten bad peanut butter. This perfectly healthy man in his late 20's then needed his wife and mother there for support.
    Surely you're joking!!

    I'm wondering how a little weenie like that got married! Ack!


    Anne, RNC
  4. by   RHC81
    Quote from MedicalPartisan
    This was so outrageous I couldn't let it fall into the depths of oblivion and get consumed by this thread and thus, created a new one. Interesting... to say the least.
    ...just when you thought you had seen it all....wow.
  5. by   five_apples
    You could kindly hint to the person that they're probably not getting a Dilaudid & a script for Norco for their CC, and that their CC isn't really an emergency, and that there's a 3 hr wait time. Be like "choice is yours"...
  6. by   k-flo
    We had a pt come in for cc of "I need to sign up for food stamps and Medicaid"

    Also a pt with possible genital herpes for 7 months. Really? Ever heard of a clinic?
  7. by   Tenebrae
    We would triage them a five (least urgent), which may mean they get seen within 6 hours. We would also suggest if they are unhappy with that weight time that they could visit the after hours GP

    Quote from Nurse Ratched
    OK - dumb question - I understand that you can't refuse to treat someone in the emergency room. Can you refuse to see an obvious non-emergency like the hangnail?
  8. by   Tenebrae
    A friend of a friend who was a paramedic got called out to a large apartment block as someone was hearing moaning from inside an apartment. It turned out that the resident had an orange stuck where no orange should ever go. The ambo's had to keep going outside beccause they were struggling to keep a straight face
  9. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from Tenebrae
    A friend of a friend who was a paramedic got called out to a large apartment block as someone was hearing moaning from inside an apartment. It turned out that the resident had an orange stuck where no orange should ever go. The ambo's had to keep going outside beccause they were struggling to keep a straight face
    OUCH!!
  10. by   Emergent
    We had a recent patient arrive by ambulance with the complaint of "swollen vulva".
  11. by   psu_213
    Quote from Emergent
    We had a recent patient arrive by ambulance with the complaint of "swollen vulva".
    Maybe it was a swollen uvula. It was so swollen that her voice was muffled and it just came out wrong.

    OK, maybe not…this is kinda amusing.
  12. by   Emergent
    Quote from psu_213
    Maybe it was a swollen uvula. It was so swollen that her voice was muffled and it just came out wrong.

    OK, maybe not...this is kinda amusing.
    I got the privilege of examining said swollen parts, lucky me!
  13. by   VampyrSlayer
    Quote from Emergent
    I got the privilege of examining said swollen parts, lucky me!
    And? We're they swollen? Bahaha bad mental imagery

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