the best, the worst......what's your experience with pt's faking illneses etc?......seems lately at my ER, seizures seem to be the malady of choice.....l have decided to earn my retirement writing a book on how to fake a realistic seizure......the do's and don'ts....the other evening we had a chick having a "seizure".....full body, but she could talk and make eye contact....hmmm, AND....when l triaged her and asked her if she was having any pain, she said "yes, my chest where the nurse pinched me yesterday"....uh, yeah....she was in the day before with the same c/o. One time, we even cured a sz with a miricale drug called sodium nacl....(pronounced: so-de-um na-kel)..........
1 do not make eye contact
2 do hit your self in the face with your arm when it is dropped on your face.
3. do not tear up when the amonia cap is broken
4 do piss yourself
5. puking is always effective
ok, that's all l can come up with for now, and l am bored of war talk.....please help me earn my retirement
Feb 19, '03
We have one pt on our floor who is admitted every couple of months or so for a GI Bleed. She has a central line d/t numerous (and probably bogus) admissions and no veins. Well, the one night I was looking after her, she called me to her room. She'd had a huge bleed. Problem, no melena, no blood clots, just BRBPR. I'm doing her vitals and notice the central line, blood backed up into the lines and blood all over the end ports. Then I see blood all over her fingers and nails. I ask her about it and she "doesn't have any idea what happened. Will I call the doctor now?"
Scariest thing about the situation--This woman is a nurse!!!!
Last edit by Helori on Mar 5, '03