Whats your biggest pet peeve working in the ED? - page 13

Id have to say my biggest pet peeve is when someone hands you a medicaid card as they pull it from their Louis Vuitton handbag with bling on their hands after having rolled up to the ER in their... Read More

  1. Visit  canoehead} profile page
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    Quote from KeeperMom
    Oh! And I am sooooo sick of seeing able-bodied people WALK through the door and grab a wheel chair and suddenly become totally incapacitated right before my very eyes
    YES!!

    They make it to the triage chairs, and then collapse, or send their BFF to the secretary to let us know they are about to pass out. I just say "go ahead, you're in the right place."
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  3. Visit  canoehead} profile page
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    Quote from emtb2rn
    You're still swallowing a bolus of food after it's been chewed. And yeah, I chew my food. Sometimes I even cook it first and use cutlery.
    But if you're honest you'll admit that the cutlery only came into play after you went to nursing school, amiright?
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    Tonight's was : Providers who order 1 test at a time. So you can never get caught up. And they are off the wall, never saw it coming.
  5. Visit  Lynn Jenkins} profile page
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    Quote from sserrn
    ^^I just chart 10 when they do that. And also, when I'm assessing a medication's effectiveness, "did the medicine help you?" "Yes, a little." "What would you rate your pain now, 0-10?" "10." *Eye roll, chart 9/10.
    I want to step on their big toe with the heel of a stiletto shoe and tell them THAT is a 10!
  6. Visit  UK_RN_AJ} profile page
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    Last nights peeve

    Doctors prescribing stat meds , but keeping the chart, not telling you about it and then having a go at you for not giving it to the patient.
  7. Visit  Lynn Jenkins} profile page
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    Quote from janellybelly
    I never mentioned anything about needles on my post. This is about sensation. My blood sugar seems to drops everytime I get blood withdrawn, so I pass out. I do not pass out by getting pierced or tattooed. What's so difficult to understand?
    Really....that's unlikely due to your blood being drawn. You do not lose enough blood to even touch your blood sugar.
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    Quote from janellybelly
    I never mentioned anything about needles on my post. This is about sensation. My blood sugar seems to drops everytime I get blood withdrawn, so I pass out. I do not pass out by getting pierced or tattooed. What's so difficult to understand?
    Drop in blood sugar? So, you only regain consciousness after your blood sugar is corrected?

    You'll learn about vaso-vagal effects in class. Or you can google it.
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  9. Visit  N1colina} profile page
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    Vasovagal syncope (vay-zo-VAY-gul SING-cuh-pee) is the most common cause of fainting. Vasovagal syncope occurs when your body overreacts to triggers, such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional distress. The trigger results in vasovagal syncope — a brief loss of consciousness caused by a sudden drop in your heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces blood flow to your brain.
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  10. Visit  Lynn Jenkins} profile page
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    The patient with no veins that tells me I get one stick and that's all.
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    Quote from Lynn Jenkins
    The patient with no veins that tells me I get one stick and that's all.
    Yup! Even better when they have no veins thanks to a 20 year hx of IVDA! Sorry buddy, not my problem!
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  12. Visit  funfunfun550} profile page
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    I wish you could order a "stat" audiology test for people that rate their pain more than a 10 or tell them it is policy to state they are lying if its more than 10..tee hee
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  13. Visit  funfunfun550} profile page
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    I chart what they say and if it is over 10 I leave it blank and make a comment
    THEN I FLAAC score their pain(typically its a 0) and make sure to write a note in the interdisciplinary not as to summarize my findings...very useful if behavioral med gets involved...
  14. Visit  livingthedream77} profile page
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    The 10/10 abd pain while playing Solitaire on cell...the woman bringing her kid in for a pillow line on her face, asking for a 3 day excuse from work.....the guy telling you to push the Fentanyl "really fast" because you're not giving him enough...poorly staged 10/10 shoulder pain with a novel of narc fills whose girlfriend screams at him at the door for "not getting the right sh*t"......the cranky old nurse who tells you the registration clerk knows more about triage than you (after she b*tched that I should have taken the earache who arrived 10 minutes before the 4 week old with projectile vomiting)...


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