What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - pg.160 | allnurses

What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 160

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. Visit  RHC81 profile page
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    Quote from Princess Bubblegum
    Also, lunch that day in the ER Secure Unit was meatloaf.
    Karma is really a comedian sometimes...
  2. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    Patient: I'm pregnant and I think I'm miscarrying!
    RN: How far along are you? (as she collects urine sample)
    Patient: 3-4 weeks. I haven't been tested yet but I know my body.
    RN: When was your last period?
    Patient: the 7th.
    RN: So...a month ago? (reads results from UPT -- negative). You're not pregnant. You're having your period.
    Patient's male companion: I'm outta here, *****!

    Patient brought by EMS for severe lower abdominal cramping.
    Patient: I started cramping and it felt like contractions so I got worried.
    RN: Any chance you're pregnant?
    Patient: No, I haven't had sex for 10 years. I just need something for menstrual cramps.
  3. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Quote from RunnerRN2015

    Patient brought by EMS for severe lower abdominal cramping.
    Patient: I started cramping and it felt like contractions so I got worried.
    RN: Any chance you're pregnant?
    Patient: No, I haven't had sex for 10 years.
    HILARIOUS!
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  4. Visit  muirite profile page
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    Quote from RunnerRN2015

    Patient brought by EMS for severe lower abdominal cramping.
    Patient: I started cramping and it felt like contractions so I got worried.
    RN: Any chance you're pregnant?
    Patient: No, I haven't had sex for 10 years. I just need something for menstrual cramps.
    😐

    Midol
  5. Visit  No Stars In My Eyes profile page
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    MIDOL...for "those" days.

    MODESS..."because'

    Just reminiscing about the days when everything was euphemistic. My friend who worked the ER was often frustrated by lol's speaking obliquely about 'women's problems' and 'things' feeling different... 'down there.'
    My gawd, woman, if it's bad enough that you felt you had to go to an ER, you'd better be a bit more specific if you want whatever-it-is back to feeling 'normal'....whatever that​ is!
    RHC81, poppycat, muirite, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  Kalohen89 profile page
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    Older woman bought in by her daughter at 9am c/o a sore foot, during exam she mentions that she had an appointment with her family doctor for another issue at.. yep, 9am, but the daughter decided she should go to ED instead because her foot started hurting. Since she presented to ED had to assess her and do the mountain of paperwork that goes with it.
  7. Visit  Jmarty31 profile page
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    Fairly sure they weren't homeless. Nothing about the appearance suggested homeless
    Last edit by Jmarty31 on Jan 6 : Reason: Grammatical
  8. Visit  DeLanaHarvickWannabe profile page
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    Quote from Vince_RN
    Another favorite of mine is the folks the police bring in on mental health holds even though there is no mental health complaint simply because they were annoying people and generating 911 calls.
    Yeah, one of my patients has a mental illness in addition to being moderately MR. He knows right from wrong and lives at a house with staffing...however, he's allowed to come and go as he pleases and he LOVES to go to Burger King, the gas station, convenience stores, etc. and shoplift (sodas).

    The workers at the stores call police the second they spot him in their establishment. So the cops take him to the psych ER and one of our case managers has to go pick him up. He's not there for any PSYCH reason!

    Earlier this week, he skipped over the middle man and walked to the psych ER himself. Why?

    He wanted a cup of coffee.

    The constables at the hospital got sick of him so drove him over to our office rather than having him annoy everyone until a case manager to get there.
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  9. Visit  Seattlemamalama profile page
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    Sorry browsing through old threads here... But you mean to tell me that yawning movement is normal? I'm asking seriously (nursing student) my second child would do this all the time, especially when she was sick. I had the exact same situation you explained above (except I didn't want to be admitted, they admitted us for possible menigitis instead). NO ONE told me was normal! And I even explained it just like you did here! I said that she does this exaggerated yawn and holds her breath and arches her back at the same time. They told me at the children's hospital that her arching could be a sign of the stiff neck related to menigitis and did a spinal tap and admitted us for 4 days. The culture later turned out to be negative. How come none of the young residents or the nurses told me this was normal?
    Great now I lost countless hours of sleep thinking my daughter was going to die for no reason.
    I even called the after hours nurse at our doctors office for advice before we went to the children's hospital and no one told me it was normal

    The fact the you described our scenario a little totally makes be believe what your saying is true.. I just wish someone told me.
  10. Visit  Jensmom7 profile page
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    Quote from Seattlemamalama
    Sorry browsing through old threads here... But you mean to tell me that yawning movement is normal? I'm asking seriously (nursing student) my second child would do this all the time, especially when she was sick. I had the exact same situation you explained above (except I didn't want to be admitted, they admitted us for possible menigitis instead). NO ONE told me was normal! And I even explained it just like you did here! I said that she does this exaggerated yawn and holds her breath and arches her back at the same time. They told me at the children's hospital that her arching could be a sign of the stiff neck related to menigitis and did a spinal tap and admitted us for 4 days. The culture later turned out to be negative. How come none of the young residents or the nurses told me this was normal?
    Great now I lost countless hours of sleep thinking my daughter was going to die for no reason.
    I even called the after hours nurse at our doctors office for advice before we went to the children's hospital and no one told me it was normal

    The fact the you described our scenario a little totally makes be believe what your saying is true.. I just wish someone told me.
    There are over 2000 posts in this thread.

    Using the quote feature will help the rest of us figure out who you're responding to, because ain't nobody got time to backtrack through 104 pages of comments!!

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