What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 81

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   Nurse_Diane
    Quote from flightofpassion
    We (you and me) of course!!!!!!



    My hat's off to you for keeping your cool. I'm not so sure I would have been able to.

    Best,
    Diane
  2. by   Dragonnurse1
    OMG Your nurse manager sounds worse than the one we had and I never imagined that possible. Please tell me that she did not leave and drive home with that medication onboard with small children.
  3. by   nerdtonurse?
    My favorite that actually got someone admitted to my telemetry unit -- "Near syncope." Yup. No cardiac history, no COPD/CVA/CHF/neuro issue. Just "I almost fainted, so I checked myself into the hospital". Where do these idiots come from?

    I've only been to the ER as a patient twice, once for a deep puncture from a garden tool that I couldn't get to stop bleeding, and once for dislocating my elbow, and the only reason I went to the ER for the elbow was that it was the weekend and my doc's office was closed. On that person's scale of "emergency" my dislocated elbow should have involved spooling up the helicopter and getting a ride to Emory.
  4. by   kauainurse
    A female came into our ER with thumb pain. No evidence of injury, skin intact, she left afetr 5 minutes in ER, came back 1/2 hr later, walked back out the door and then came in again asking for "mercy". We glady worked her up and she left with no narcs, just some NSAID...............she was a trip!
  5. by   Dragonnurse1
    OK Last night my son calls me from the ER. No he was not there for himself but had taken his friends bride to be and waited with her until her beau could get there. Seems they had been playing hide the salami and she popped her neck real bad. Could not move head and had blurred vision. :chuckle

    Turns out she tore a ligament: and was put in neck brace with pain meds. I told my son to relay message that sex is not an olympic sport

    TTFN
  6. by   santhony44
    Quote from Dragonnurse1
    OK Last night my son calls me from the ER. No he was not there for himself but had taken his friends bride to be and waited with her until her beau could get there. Seems they had been playing hide the salami and she popped her neck real bad. Could not move head and had blurred vision. :chuckle

    Turns out she tore a ligament: and was put in neck brace with pain meds. I told my son to relay message that sex is not an olympic sport

    TTFN
    If your son was able to do all this without rolling about the floor laughing, he's a good man!!

    Where was the prospective groom? Or was he incapacitated, rolling about the floor laughing??
  7. by   jellybean_1
    :chuckle
  8. by   morte
    Quote from Dragonnurse1
    OMG Your nurse manager sounds worse than the one we had and I never imagined that possible. Please tell me that she did not leave and drive home with that medication onboard with small children.
    my thought as well.....was wondering why social services wasnt called for endangerment.....from the drive in....
  9. by   ffearme12
    Three girls were clubbing and one lifted an acrylic and called rescue to bring her to the ER. When she got there she was PO'd Because she was sent to triage
  10. by   twinmommy+2
    Quote from 911fltrn
    Arrived via ambulance, Mild Headache 3 hour duration, hadnt tried any otc drugs. Bet he had a real headache when he got the er and ambulance bill :chuckle
    Nah, cause in my er the person probably won't even look at the bill let alone pay it.
  11. by   DebanamRN
    Quote from twinmommy+1
    Nah, cause in my er the person probably won't even look at the bill let alone pay it.
    That's for sure! They probably throw away the unopened bill, if they even gave the right address or haven't moved.
  12. by   hollysunshine
    I recently had an 18 y.o. female come in via EMS. She had been seen several days before and given a script for Cipro for a UTI. She got it filled at the pharmacy and when she got home, realized the cap had a crack in it. She didn't think she should take it, so came back to the ED for a new script.
  13. by   Christy1019
    today i had a mom bring her infant to the nasty dirty germ infested ER for get this... MILD diaper rash!!! i wanted to scream at her like "look lady, look at this huge rack of people waiting for rooms, half of them are probably as dumb as you, holding p the truely SICK people, go get some desitin and be gone! but of course.. nope.. cant do that.... only in my dreams lol

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