What was the MOST ridiculous thing a patient came to the ER for? - page 83

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   navynurse06
    Pregnacy test!!!!!
  2. by   Dragonnurse1
    oh my..another memory jolt:thnkg:
    We had a New York trained emergency Doc, you know the kind, carnage, mayhem and he is happy However in our ER at night only the really dumb ones come out to play. A real fashion statement, and his girlfriend came in at 4AM. She wanted a pregnacy test but he had a zipper glued in his hair. A 6 inch zipper and it was open. Phil walked in the room and is his best New York accent ask the dude why he had a zipper in his hair. The kid said he did not have a problem and his girl needed a pg test. Good old Phil - went all caveman on them:sasq: Informed the couple that we did not do pg test unless there was a problem and the only problem he saw was the zipper, he reached out and yanked the zipper closed and while the idiot was rolling on the bed in pain:vlin: offered to remove said zipper:grn: They left with instructions to go to local STD clinic in AM. I must say the rest of us had to get over the shock and then we partied.
    my:

    Later:smiletea:
  3. by   Kinky Slinky RN
    A callous to the foot (she was an employee of the hospital too!!!)

    Rx: Pedicure.
    Discharge instructions: Get a pedicure (for your nappy feet)

    Oh yeah!! And one guy came in SWEARING he was a porn star... Said he got hit in the head with a dildo...........


    I'm sure there's tons... Just can't remember them all now lol..
  4. by   LMPhilbric
    Quote from Kinky Slinky RN
    A callous to the foot (she was an employee of the hospital too!!!)

    Rx: Pedicure.
    Discharge instructions: Get a pedicure (for your nappy feet)

    Oh yeah!! And one guy came in SWEARING he was a porn star... Said he got hit in the head with a dildo...........


    I'm sure there's tons... Just can't remember them all now lol..
    Now, I know my "out loud voice" would have told him, "Well, if you'd been doing your job right, she wouldn't have needed the dildo now, would she?" Then I would have gotten in trouble. Glad he didn't come to my ER!!!!
  5. by   erinbethg
    A girl once came in because she thought it was time her IUD came out. I can't believe the doc did it!
  6. by   navynurse06
    I've had several parents that brought their babies in b/c they just won't stop crying. no fever, no n/v/d. nothing....just wont stop crying. :smackingf
  7. by   Jaguar Boy
    Quote from blueridgehomern
    the whole culture of child marriage ...
    yes...sigh, so sad...and that child marriage happens on this side of the world too...just not legally.

    here's one:

    young person comes in to er because they punched someone and their hand now hurts...hmmm...
  8. by   Dragonnurse1
    Quote from erinbethg
    A girl once came in because she thought it was time her IUD came out. I can't believe the doc did it!


    That was great but I think the "lost" cucumber was even better. After Doc finally fished out the remaining vegetable he wrote d'c orders - Oil and vinager douche, no more salad sex. :smackingf



    Later
    :smiletea:
  9. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    Gum stuck in long blond (bleached) hair. The doctor wrote a recommendation on an order sheet to a cosmetologist.
  10. by   1HOTERMAMA
    "Lice"
  11. by   1HOTERMAMA
    I can't believe that I almost forgot this one.
    A woman had just been released from the local detention center for prostitution and came to the ER stating that just before she was arrested she shoved a wad of $$ up her vagina so that it would not be taken by the police. She wanted us to retrieve it for her. She also said that she had a dark colored d/c. No $$ was found. She tried to acuse us of taking it. :idntdt::chuckle
  12. by   gs1976
    We had a guy come in the other night because he ran his foot over with a shopping cart....He did it at 1400hrs, and came into the ER at 0200 that night/next morning....Sad thing is, he was a bigger guy, the kind that you would avoid in a dark alley....Couldn't quite believe it, but it happens I guess
  13. by   JBudd
    3 week old, cried for 3 hours (did you burp her?). Stopped crying and fell asleep when got in the car and drove to the hospital. Checked in anyway.

    Those poor first time moms! What ever happened to the grandmas, aunts, sisters and friends who taught all of us how to raise our kids? Didn't you ever babysit, have siblings, volunteer in the church nursery? Or even read some books before you delivered?

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