What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 152

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   skylark
    Gotta love ER patients.
    Last night's star was a stunner, with the history I got from him in triage.
    My question was the usual one about are you taking any prescribed meds.

    And the answer -
    "Oh yes, I'm taking an antibiotic for my blood pressure, its called Humulin."


    Stunned silence from triage nurse . . . . . . .
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from skylark
    Gotta love ER patients.
    Last night's star was a stunner, with the history I got from him in triage.
    My question was the usual one about are you taking any prescribed meds.

    And the answer -
    "Oh yes, I'm taking an antibiotic for my blood pressure, its called Humulin."


    Stunned silence from triage nurse . . . . . . .
    I love it!!
  3. by   brillohead
    Quote from skylark
    Gotta love ER patients.
    Last night's star was a stunner, with the history I got from him in triage.
    My question was the usual one about are you taking any prescribed meds.

    And the answer -
    "Oh yes, I'm taking an antibiotic for my blood pressure, its called Humulin."


    Stunned silence from triage nurse . . . . . . .
    Wow, evidently I didn't learn anything in Pharm class..... LOL
  4. by   FranEMTnurse
    Yeah, me neither.
  5. by   silverbat
    I know of a women just the other nught, who called an ambulance and was taken 22 miles to the nearest hospital....CC...?? infected hair follicles at her hairline, 2 of them! Oh me, oh my!!
  6. by   enuf_already
    Quote from silverbat
    I know of a women just the other nught, who called an ambulance and was taken 22 miles to the nearest hospital....CC...?? infected hair follicles at her hairline, 2 of them! Oh me, oh my!!
    Gotta get that treated stat before it becomes 3!
  7. by   prettymica
    Mosquito bite by ambulance
  8. by   Emergent
    I went into the room, asked the pt "So, what brings you to the ER today?" Pt stated "I had a cold, but it's getting better"

    I said "You came to the ER for THAT?"
  9. by   Christy1019
    Quote from Emergent
    I went into the room, asked the pt "So, what brings you to the ER today?" Pt stated "I had a cold, but it's getting better"

    I said "You came to the ER for THAT?"
    Lol I'm curious to know what their response was to that
  10. by   Emergent
    Quote from Christy1019
    Lol I'm curious to know what their response was to that
    She said she need a work note.
  11. by   Christy1019
    Quote from Emergent
    She said she need a work note.
    Typical... I was hoping for something more creative LOL, but alas, the general public never fails to disappoint.
  12. by   prmenrs
    Quote from palesarah
    straying even further off topic but I had to chime in- while many herpetologists still think it's a humane way to euthanize, there has been some research in recent years suggesting that it's actually quite painful. Apparently the freezing process causes crystals to form in the brain before the animal dies, while it is still capable of feeling sensation. Ouch.
    (Hubby & I used to have several reptiles- long story short, they got sick & had to be euthanized- we chose to have the vet do it in a more humane manner).

    (Sorry to go OT even more, just didn't want anyone thinking the nicest known way to kill a snake was still to stick it in the freezer...)
    @ the time he was doing this (the 80's, I think), it was the best known method. Can't tell him, as I said, he's passed on.
  13. by   mrssunday
    A patient came in brought in by EMS and we asked him why he came to the ER.
    Patient replied, "It's cold outside, that's why I told them to bring me here".

    SERIOUSLY?????

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