What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 36

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   LuvDaTrauma
    Here is another fabulous ER tale - had a 450+ pound lady that somehow rolled out of bed and onto her wrist - EMS had to call the firefighters to bring in the FLT (fat lady tarp) to get her to the ER. She was admitted with a colles fracture and when I took her up to the ortho unit with the paramedics and firefighters in tow to get her to a weigh bed - she stated that she might weigh a little heavier tonoc because of the orthoglass splint we had applied in the ER. Everyones face dropped! We still chuckle about it! :chuckle
  2. by   rjflyn
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  3. by   Sunnibee
    c/o: havent eaten all day....and there was the woman who complained of nausea p swallowing her husband's semen.....and the innumerable elderly patients who come in after 11pm for constipation....and of course in CA you have drug addicts who call 911 to get an ambulance ride to the ER to try to get a dose of Demerol...which is one reason their taxes are so high. there was the convict who stuffed small pebbles and milk carton scraps up his urethra until he couldn't pee so he could get a ride to the ER for a change of scenery...and did it seven times in a few months....
    Quote from JUSTYSMOM
    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
  4. by   BabyRN2Be
    Just for fun information:

    Here's some interesting stuff about Coke being used as a contraceptive. Great urband legends page at snopes.com.

    http://www.snopes.com/cokelore/sperm.asp

    We have our share of pregnant pts using EMSA like a taxi service. It's usually the case of either someone being 1-2cm, the contractions hurt but they can't wait for their BF or whoever to get off work to take them to the hospital or the pt is 1-2cm, the cxt are starting to hurt and they call an ambulance. The ambulance pulls up front and drops off pt, followed by a carload of people who could have taken her to the hospital.

    This always bothers me.
  5. by   rncareerchgr
    Hello. I'm a lurker and just getting started with prerequisite classes.

    But I'm curious what you all think ... how about strep throat in a teen over a 3 day holiday weekend? Just wait 'til Tuesday and see the PCP? It's emergent. He might not die, but he's sure gonna be miserable.
  6. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    A bottle of Ralph Lauren cologne up his butt. Can you believe he "fell" on it? In all of my life, i have never fallen on a square, glass bottle. (Nor a round one either.)
  7. by   NicInNC
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    A bottle of Ralph Lauren cologne up his butt. Can you believe he "fell" on it? In all of my life, i have never fallen on a square, glass bottle. (Nor a round one either.)
    My moms friend is a nurse and she said once while working in the ER, someone came in with a lightbuld up his butt. Of course the reason he was rushed in is because the buld shattered.

    OUCH.


    And then there are the stories of gerbils up the butt. I guess some people get off by giving the gerbil a steriod shot, letting it run up a tube that is already up the butt and....


    well, you can figure out the rest.
  8. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I don't like rodents running through my kitchen, so i sure as heck don't want them running around in my colon.
  9. by   z's playa
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    I don't like rodents running through my kitchen, so i sure as heck don't want them running around in my colon.

    Hey Marie...don't knock it til you try it !

    Maybe we're missing out on something.

    Z
  10. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Sharp teeth and germs, two reasons why it'll never happen lol
  11. by   bloodmonster
    A few weeks ago some dude walks into the ER via the hospital hallway..which is now CLOSED. He walked in and demanded that his Methadone script be refilled. He was told to go out into the waiting room and wait to be seen. The dude took out a can of pepper spray and sprayed the ER docs and Nurses. The hospital had to close down the ER. I was upstairs when I heard a Code Gray repeated several times.

    A week later, I'm sitting in the supply room eating my dinner in peace. The door was closed and it was peaceful...UNTIL...The house supervisor opens the door, sees me and screams. She said, "Oh My God! Oh My God!" She started to cry and told me about what had happened in the ER the week before. She said she didn't see who I was at first and told me she was gun shy.

    First thing I did was laugh....But, I suppose that wasn't really funny. I just had never made anyone scream so bloodly violently before.
  12. by   stevierae
    Quote from rncareerchgr
    Hello. I'm a lurker and just getting started with prerequisite classes.

    But I'm curious what you all think ... how about strep throat in a teen over a 3 day holiday weekend? Just wait 'til Tuesday and see the PCP? It's emergent. He might not die, but he's sure gonna be miserable.
    Do you have an urgent care clinic, where he can be seen, have a "RapidStrep" throat culture, and be started on antibiotics, if needed?

    I don't like to mess with Group A Beta Strep, for ANY reason. Untreated, it can lead to rheumatic fever, and damage the heart valves severely, and also cause glomerulonephrtiss eventually leading to ESRD . People used to get (maybe still do, in poverty stricken areas) rheumatic fever from untreated strep pharyngitis or scarlet fever, (my late mom and her brothers and sisters did, as children, due to poverty and neglect) and all of them ended up with severe valvular heart disease later.

    Strep pharyngitis IS horribly painful, (very difficult to swallow) and highly contagious. I wouldn't feel guilty about taking the poor young man to the ER, if there is no after hours or urgent care clinic.
  13. by   stevierae
    Quote from NicInNC
    My moms friend is a nurse and she said once while working in the ER, someone came in with a lightbuld up his butt. Of course the reason he was rushed in is because the buld shattered.

    OUCH.


    And then there are the stories of gerbils up the butt. I guess some people get off by giving the gerbil a steriod shot, letting it run up a tube that is already up the butt and....


    well, you can figure out the rest.
    Ah, gerbiling----a well-known urban legend; usually attributed (falsely) to a very well-known and very handsome movie star who shall go unnamed here. This urban legend's been around since the early '80s.

    Read more about it on snopes, or here:

    http://www.well.com/user/cynsa/newbutt.html

    Oh, while we're on the subject-----has anyone ever seen the episode of "Seinfeld" where Kramer gets the wrong set of vanity license plates, which read "Assman?" And, then, in the end, they find out who the REAL "Assman" is, becuase they have to take George's father......well, you gotta see it--I don't want to give away the ending. I just saw it for the first time the other night, and nearly rolled on the floor laughing. It just rang toooooo true.
    Last edit by stevierae on Jul 2, '05

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