What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 5

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  mscsrjhm profile page
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    Young man- broken nose- hysterical wife- "I told you that you were going to kill yourself with those Num Chuks" (Had to be air-lifted to nearest trauma unit)
    We first thought the wife was hysterical... she was just laughing so hard she was crying.
    She stopped crying/laughing when the helicopter took off.
    He kept yelling at her: "thnut up, thnitch"
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    Quote from RainbowSkye
    Oh, and no offence, but maybe Hot Tamales aren't the greatest choice of foodstuffs with your recent medical history. But, that's really none of my business.
    No offence taken, I could have been more specific...the vomiting stopped 6 weeks ago.
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    Lady came in complaining she was allergic to her bra. When she presented the bra from her purse it looked like she had it for years- no elastic or spandex left to cause a reaction! Discharge instructions from Doc read: Buy a new bra
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    teenaged girl with vag. bleeding-asking for pregnancy test. Brought a friend with her--she asked for a test also. When told no, she asked for an HIV testinstead
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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Years ago when I was working in another city, I got a patient from the ER with the admitting diagnosis of "decubitus ulcer." Now I thought that was mighty strange until I actually saw the patient. He had a decub all right -- the exact size, shape and depth of a toilet seat.

    When asked how he got a pressure sore like that, he said he'd been sitting on the toilet for four days and four nights.

    "Why were you sitting there for so long?"

    "Looking for God."

    He had multiple surgerys and months of antibiotics -- he was still there a year later when I changed jobs!
    But did he find God?
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    My favorite has to be the LOL who called 911 for 'belly pain' because the City of Chicago would pay for the ambulance "So I don't have to pay for no taxi, neither". She's always constipated!

    She loved her tap water enemas, too - looked for the newest nurse every time because the ones who have seen her will get a Fleet's instead. :uhoh21:
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    Quote from Stitchie
    But did he find God?

    I asked him that -- but I don't remember the answer. It's been 23 years!
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    Quote from Mschrisco
    Young man- broken nose- hysterical wife- "I told you that you were going to kill yourself with those Num Chuks" (Had to be air-lifted to nearest trauma unit)
    We first thought the wife was hysterical... she was just laughing so hard she was crying.
    She stopped crying/laughing when the helicopter took off.
    He kept yelling at her: "thnut up, thnitch"
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    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
    Gee, it's hard to limit it to ONE thing!

    The person who came in wanting to have his blackheads removed.

    The woman who came in wanting to have her earlobe sewn back together after she caught her earing with her hairbrush and ripped it out - 10 years before!

    The 2 city guys who came in during hunting season, one w/ buckshot in the rear, who insisted that the deer were shooting back.

    And I've been out of the ER for 10 years. There are times I miss it, a lot.

    Savvy
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    Quote from Traumamama59
    Tampon "lost" for two days. One of the few times I almost blew chow from the smell. :chuckle


    Worst weirdest was a person that drank a cup of abrasive substance that wasn't supposed to be drank. Can't tell ya any more than that without violating HIPPA. Needless to say it wasn't pretty and that person is really messed up for life.

    Another weird injury I saw once upon a time, a kid came in with a fishing lure stuck to his head. When he first walked up I thought it was something coming out of his head! (I was a registrar in the ER then.)

    Pam
    Oh, yeah - forgot that - I thoguth it was a very pretty earring, but wondered why a 10 yo boy was wearing a dangle earing like that!. Didn't realize it was a fishing lure w/ hook.

    Savvy
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    Pt brought in tonite BY AMBULANCEfor head lice!
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    Quote from coffeedrinker
    Pt brought in tonite BY AMBULANCEfor head lice!
    OK, that's just abusing the system...shouldn't there be a line drawn somewhere that says "If you are this lazy that you cannot figure this problem out for yourself, or least call before coming in to get RN advice for a dumb@$$ problem, you should pay full freight for the ambulance, the ER staff and the guy w/the tib/fib fx who drove himself here, waited in Triage and never once c/o pain!"

    That's just wrong. That's all it is.
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  14. Visit  coffeedrinker profile page
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    This will really get your goat -the women's shelter sent the woman in by ambulance, and dropped off more people in our waiting room (mother and 2 children) infected with head lice! There has to be a way to stop this nonsense of abusing the system. Needless to say, they probably waited 2-21/2 hours to be seen. Given dc instructions on how to use quell, and sent back!


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