What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 38

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   MADDOG70
    This sounds like our E.R. in the
    Chicago ghetto!!


    Quote from RainbowSkye
    Gee, let's see:
    -broken acrylic nail
    -child vomited once, now sitting on mom's lap eating chips and drinking coke
    -laceration too tiny to be seen by the naked eye ("it was bleeding just a minute ago" as patient squeezes the alleged laceration trying to make it bleed again)
    -totally well, but needing a work excuse for a sick day sometime last week
    -child sleeping all day (up all night crying the night before)
    -prescription refill (could be anything from bp meds to oxycontin)
    -viagra request
    -mosquito bite (yup, just a plain old mosquito bite with no allergic reaction or infection)
    -child "lethargic" (mom's words) as kid is running up and down the hall and, you guessed it, eating chips and drinking coke
  2. by   JohnRN04
    this is not a lie. i was in triage. this guy brought his girlfriend's bed sheet and asked us to do a DNA test on the stain. He thought his girlfriend was cheating on him. It took every ounce of energy not to bust out laughing and smack that fool for stupidity.
  3. by   JohnRN04
    ooooh! i got another one. i saw this lady peeing standing up! and i'm sure it was a woman. she was peeing on to a bed pan that was on the floor. The 30 year old son was trying to keep the curtains closed cuz he was kind of embarrassed that his mom was peeing like a man! HIPPA's not being violated is it?
  4. by   RobERRN
    Woman living in an Assisted Living....called EMS to bring her to the ER for....get this....to change her diaper! And.....after getting her into a room and checking her diaper....it was clean.

    Called EMS to come back and take her home.
  5. by   RiNtime
    A middle aged male pt with a good sized mackerel loged in his rectum. I guess he didn't know that fins only go one way, it made for very a interesting CT scan.

    That's life In San Francisco.

    RiNtime
  6. by   Rnannie94
    Quote from orange-rn
    Last night in the wee am hours.....I inhaled my crack pipe!!!!:chuckle

    Also last night. pt. brought by EMS passed out, officer escort, the problem...pt. too drunk to go to jail!!! SO THATS HOW YOU GET OUT OF IT!!

    i took care of a patient when she got out of icu - she had inhaled the brillo pad used as a filter on her crack pipe. it stuck in the back of her throat and her boyfriend attempted to dislodge it using a screwdriver! she ended up with multiple lacerations and potentially life threatening swelling as a result. takes all kinds
  7. by   LeahJet
    Quote from Rnannie94
    i took care of a patient when she got out of icu - she had inhaled the brillo pad used as a filter on her crack pipe. it stuck in the back of her throat and her boyfriend attempted to dislodge it using a screwdriver! she ended up with multiple lacerations and potentially life threatening swelling as a result. takes all kinds
    Darwinism at its finest.
  8. by   MrsWampthang
    Quote from LeahJet
    Darwinism at its finest.
    And what are you doing up at this hour young lady?! :chuckle Shouldn't you be resting and gestating? :chuckle Have a good leave!!

    Miss you,
    Pam
  9. by   teeituptom
    Just had one come in by EMS with a large blister on his penis

    Dx too much time in front of a computer with porn and cybering

    Me, I had no sympathy for him
  10. by   Dave11
    had a 20-something female arrive via EMS for a headache for the past 1/2 hour. didnt take anything OTC for it. 2 tylenol and she was on her way when the headache resolved about 20 minutes later. she asked for a dinner tray. i gave her the D/C papers and told her there was a McD's around the corner.
    i wasnt too suprised to see she was on the free care list.
  11. by   SWAT_RN
    Once upon a time we had a middle aged man present with the c/o having a rubber fishing worm up his penis. He claimed his Dr. told him to insert it into his urethra if he had trouble urinating....ok then...:chuckle . The real bummer was the little sucker swam upstream and was happily floating in the guy's bladder. The OR team truely loved being called in to go bait hunting. And then in PACU the guy says he hoped that people weren't talking about him, he was just doing what the Dr. instructed
  12. by   LeahJet
    Quote from Traumamama59
    And what are you doing up at this hour young lady?! :chuckle Shouldn't you be resting and gestating? :chuckle Have a good leave!!

    Miss you,
    Pam
    ~~sigh~~ I know this sounds terribly sad...but I am going to miss work and all of you crazy people.
    As far as "this hour" goes....you know...it's the night shift thang..... :chuckle
    As I type this, I am washing baby clothes and getting ready to pack for the hospital. funfun. (actually, it really is, hehe)
    Hugs,
    Leah
  13. by   tramalady45
    Quote from JohnRN04
    ooooh! i got another one. i saw this lady peeing standing up! and i'm sure it was a woman. she was peeing on to a bed pan that was on the floor. The 30 year old son was trying to keep the curtains closed cuz he was kind of embarrassed that his mom was peeing like a man! HIPPA's not being violated is it?
    Okay, this is still a strange subject for me but seriously, there was an actual article floating around the internet written by none the less and RN teaching women how to pee standing up! Gues we know what that woman likes to read!

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