What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 52

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  scampi710 profile page
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    It is so nice to see that some ER nurses are NOT into treating the patients like "annoyances" or to be abused by rude, unempathetic staff.

    Yes, some people do come in with self-indulgent complaints, but they have to be sorted out with a professional non-judgemental attitude.

    Most people need help. They are not necessarily educated, nor do they have their docs available....the standard around here is for the PMD TO SEND THEIR NON-SCHEDULED PRIVATE PATIENTS TO THE ER.

    So when patients are seeking help, they don't need course, rude, sneering staff.
  2. Visit  gauge14iv profile page
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    Scampi
    Everybody needs someplace to vent - and for a lot of people this is it - I doubt VERY seriously many of these people treat the patients the way you seem to think they would. Lighten up.

    You can take care of a patient and be sympathetic and caring and wonderful and scream your head off in the break room afterwards - thats what this is - don't be so quick to jump on the high horse.
  3. Visit  KidsRN_95 profile page
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    A mother brought her sons in to be evaluated for an ingestion. It seems that there were several ants (later to find out at the most 2) in a donut box. After the boys at their helpings of donuts, the mother noted the ants in the box and "rushed 'em right over." :stone

    Needless to say, the dischagrge instructions included to not eat any more foods with ants nearby.
  4. Visit  Snuffy profile page
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    No kidding folks, about 5 years ago, at 3 a.m., had a grown adult female present to triage c/c "chapped lips X 3 weeks". Don't know about the rest of you, but that still holds first prize at our ED for most ridiculous c/c.
  5. Visit  teeituptom profile page
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    Quote from KidsRN_95
    A mother brought her sons in to be evaluated for an ingestion. It seems that there were several ants (later to find out at the most 2) in a donut box. After the boys at their helpings of donuts, the mother noted the ants in the box and "rushed 'em right over." :stone

    Needless to say, the dischagrge instructions included to not eat any more foods with ants nearby.
    And to remind the mom that ants had more protein than their donuts.
  6. Visit  JeanettePNP profile page
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    Hmmm, I'm surprised no one has mentioned these yet:

    Stubbed toe
    burning eyes from chopping onions
    paper cut
    hoarse voice from too much yelling
    canker sore (mouth ulcer)
    cellulite
    cut while shaving
    thumb sucking
    toilet training
    splinter
  7. Visit  teeituptom profile page
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    how about coming in by EMS because your tongue turned black


    Dx- PeptoBismol Ingestion
  8. Visit  PMHNP10 profile page
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    Quote from ChayaN
    Hmmm, I'm surprised no one has mentioned these yet:

    canker sore (mouth ulcer)
    I don't mean to bust chops, but I'm glad noone has, because I did go to an ER for this. My fiance and I were moving back to TX from CA in Sept and we were rearended on I-80. A couple days later I broke out something fierce in my mouth(I was in St. Louis at this time visiting my mother). I couldn't eat or drink; it was horrible. So since I was 1000s of miles away from my previous primary care physician, I didn't have alot of choice. Waited forever for the PA to incorrectly dx me with herpes, but yet said they were canker sores and said they were one in the same (and from the research I did, they are definitely different). He wanted me to take ultram for the pain, so I redirected his thinking and got some viscous lidocaine.
  9. Visit  PMHNP10 profile page
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    I hesitate to say this, but I was called up to the ER to do a crisis eval. on a guy who was having marital problems and was concerned about his pending demand for a divorce. He wanted to talk to someone and get some advice. I didn't give much advice, but I did spend some time with him and provided a couple referrals.
  10. Visit  Spritenurse1210 profile page
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    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
  11. Visit  Spritenurse1210 profile page
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    Quote from FST66E
    The most rediculous thing I have ever seen was a patient who lost a .....sex toy up his rectum. But that was not the funny part, his partner decided to try to get it out with salad tongs the kind with a hinge in the middle. The hinge got caught on the mucosa and he came walking in or with the tongs hanging out of his rectum.



    It's stories like these that make me lose all hope in natrual selection
  12. Visit  dckeg93 profile page
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    On Christmas night, when the wait time was approximately 2 1/2 - 3 hours (!) a man came to the ER for a bump on his gum. A bump! No c/o pain, bleeding, etc. Just wanted to know what it was. The really sad thing is he actually waited the 3 hours to have it checked out. Really nice guy though, just a little wierd. Maybe he was lonely.
  13. Visit  Keely-FutureRN profile page
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    Quote from z's playa
    Yeah ! Wonder if he was eating it with a side of Fava beans?

    Z
    What the....

    Keely


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