Kewl "I have no use for psych patients", for some reason that just tickled my funny bone, I can't stop laughing!
Favorite patients? Diabetes Insipidus (sp?), or unusual stuff, like one pt who had rare reaction to SCC , the anesthetic, and wasn't able to move for hours, it's only supposed to last minutes, but thank God she recovered, or seeing an extrapyramidal reaction to compazine...freaky, and of course, tamponade...cracking the chest and watching the pressure normalize as blood is drained.
Worst? Anxious patients....sometimes I am sooo patient, other times I get through but the whole time I am thinking in my head, "OH for crying out loud, snap out of it!" Also, manipulative drug addicts, absolutely NO patience for that whatsoever. And least favorite of all drunks!!!
Most entertaining pt of all time? The hunky guy who OD'd on PCP, he was standing on the bed in the ICU, we were all positioned in "strategic" areas around the bed, then he spotted the hanging IV pole, you know the ones on the track so you can swing them on either side of the bed, he took hold of it and swung like Tarzan, past us, jumps down and ran out the door and out of the ICU, Oh yeah, did I forget to mention he was naked? LOL, LOL!!!!!! The last thing I saw was his naked a$$ running toward the stairwell!
Worst pt ever? It's a tie between the stupid a$$ who wanted to catch a buzz, but was out of drugs, so he crushed up and mixed with water a few qualudes, then drew them up in a syringe and injected it. I begged the doc not to give him narcan, but he wouldn't listen, next thing I know he's standing beside the ER stretcher, puking, slips in the puke hits his head.... you can imagine. It was the second time I was pulled to the ER, left a lasting impression. The second worst was a filthy fat vulgar pig who was A/A/O and kept asking the nurses to perform sexual acts with/on him. Eeeeeewwwww, makes my skin crawl just thinking about him! Scary, creepy, scuzzy, bottom feeder.