What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 163
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
7Apr 13 by skylarkCompletely off topic but thought I would share anyway.
We all know that feeling, at the end of a run of night shifts, when you have the attention span of a flea, and everything is inappropriately funny?
Our manager decided that this was the perfect time to do our BLS/CPR update, straight after the 5th night.
Our hospital does not believe is spending money, so all the mannekins are broken, and the defibs are actually cardboard fakes.
The ER group dutifully sat through the video and then got to work resuscitating the mannekins, pretty much on auto-pilot, until the infant mannekin showed up.
This was even more beat up than the adults, and once we realized the head was loose, that ER sense of humor kicked in, and we went into schoolyard mode, trying to devise maximum entertainment from the up-until-now tedious class.
Imagine our joy when we discovered that if you thump it hard enough, not only does the head shoot off, but the battery pack is violently dispatched from the diaper area, with similar velocity.
And so we spent the next ten minutes happily administering good old precordial thumps, to see who could shoot the head and the battery pack the furthest. I guess you had to be there, but for a group of ER nurses who were way beyond tired, it was hysterically funny. Launching the battery pack outta the diaper was a blast, especially when it shot across the room and hit the wall.
Disclaimer - just for anyone who does not get frazzled ER humor - do not try this at home. Its reserved for those of us who have been awake more than 24 hours, and have been doing this job way too long.
And just to end the "day", on the train home from the class i saw a guy sitting opposite me brushing his eyebrows with a toothbrush.
I really think I need to get out of Dodge and find me a beach vacation before I end up with an enforced vacation that involves 4 points.Last edit by skylark on Apr 13 : Reason: typo
0Apr 13 by Dragonnurse1Skylark, I burst out laughing at this.....reminds me of some of my nights. Too funny!!