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I loved the one about the two year old being snuck into school for Show and Tell. It was hilarious!
I know of a patient who escaped from a mental hospital, was going down the road in a wheelchair clothed in a hospital gown. He went to a very expensive car dealer, and purchased an AUDI.
I have way too many stories t remember them all, having worked in Psych for 25 years. Here are a few tidbits:
pt thought radiator in her room was fishtank, so she smushed her for down it to "feed the fishes"
same pt (over 80 years old ) used to scream "I want to ****" at the top of her lungs for hours at a time
older male pt used to come out in the hallway and benchpress invisible barbells
same pt came to nurses' station and asked us sincerely, "Can you tell me when my brain starts working?"
too many tales of lost dentures--out windows, down toilets, in bathtub/shower, etc
Oh, I'm really starting to get nostalgic!!
I had uncontrolled severe pain a few years ago. I was even on two different narcotics that did not solve the problem. Then a neurologist ordered an antidepressent. That completely aleviated the pain, and I was so grateful. I had a pinched nerve.
You talk to non medical people using nursing terms, and they give you a puzzled look.
you are right. Pertussis is going around in some areas of PA now.
Not one code but many
When I was in school, I created study cards. I placed a question on one side and the answer on the opposite side. I did this, because study cards are portable and can be taken anywhere.
I took them to bed with me at night and studied them prior to going to sleep, I took them to my clinical environment, and studied them whenever I got a break, and I even studied them every chance I got. I thought that would be the best way to keep them in mind.
We had an exam at the end of out day shift one day on the urinary tract system. When our instructor gave us our marks at the end of our shift on another day, she told the class that most of us either failed or had very low marks on it. Then she mentioned however, that there was one individual who received a perfect score. That individual was me. The remarks from the class were amusing. One classmate said; "Get out of here!" another said; What?" and so on. I was the oldest in the class too. I went home with a big smile on my face.
I graduated fourth in the class. I was so proud.
That is a funny one.
Did anyone watch Untold Stories in The ER last noc on TLC at 9 PM? What a hoot one of the stories was. I loved it.
There was a doc there who was :uhoh21: afraid of bugs. A patient came in to be treated for a bug in his ear. He was the only ER doc on call, and so he first tried to look at it with his eyes. Nothing. Then he picked up the otoscope, which magnifies anything in the ear by at least 100 times. When he looked in the patient's ear with that, he saw his worst nightmare! There was a cockroach in there, and it was still alive.
He quickly ran out of the room, rested his hands on the sides of the sink, and held his head down. A nurse approached him and asked him if he was alright, and told him if he needed any help, she would be glad to remove the bug.
He told her he was alright, and was just taking a bit of a break, :heartbeat and said he was going to remove it. So back into the room he went where he immediately picked up a pair of tweezers, thinking they were the most logical instrument for the job. So he reached into the patient's ear, and low and behold, he actually pulled out a very wiggly cockroach that wiggled its way free and onto the floor where it ran up the doc's pant-leg.
The doc went balistic. He ran through the ER, slapping at his shirt, front and back, finally removing it. By the time he got into the locker room, he was down to his shorts. While walking by the locker room with its door open, a curious nurse glanced at him and grinned. He quickly blurted out, " Do NOT say anything about this!" She nodded her head in agreement, and did tell him he would have more privacy if he closed the door first.
After he put another set of scrubs on, he re-entered the patient's room where he was surrounded by his family, and :imbar embarassedly apologized for freaking out like that. He told them he was always afraid of bugs. As he was talking, the patient said, "It's running up your pant-leg! (Aparently it was still on him and he didn't know it.) :uhoh21: He danced around franticlly, moving his legs up and down as fast as he could, and finally the cockroach fell out, and he stomped on it with his shoe covers. Then he proudly announced his victorious killing of the dreaded bug.The entire ER and the patient and :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle :chuckle his family broke out in laughter. I joined them.
That definitely was the funniest ER story I have ever heard. I hope some of you had the opportunity to view it. It was a memory maker for sure.
Reminds me of when I was changing my kiddo's diaper (many years ago now!)....held her legs up to wipe and she blasted me, literally from head to toe. I just stood there in shock. My glasses were even covered in yellow sludge!
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