Do I have a "Weido" bug lamp on my head?

  1. I had the weirdest night. I think I had every weid, psych, drug addict, drug seeking person in the entire city in my ER tonight.

    It all started off with the girl who acted like she was giving birth........negative HCG......absolutely nothing wrong with her....mom was just as weird as her.........weird.

    Then I had the guy who I thought was wearing a Halloween costume (had a hairdo like Bozo the clown)........eh no,,,this was normal atire. Has a hernia that is necrotic. Acts like a total looney, won't drink his contrast for his CT scan unless I go to the cafateria to get him a popcicle first........??????? Tells me he used to do drugs but he is clean now..........he only uses speed and vicodin everyday instead.........LOL, then he signs out AMA because someone is going to shoot his dog????????

    And my night gets better..........I finally get what I thought was a normal A/O patient with a sinus infection. Nope, doctor wrote for Ibprofren and I guess he wanted vicodin like the last 12 or so ER visits he has had in the last few months........so he snuck out when I wasn't looking.

    And the night continues.......................

    Next I get the kid who is c/o chest/abd pain. We do a workup, nothing wrong with him. Doctor on a hunch calls the pharmacy and finds out he has had multiple scripts for morphine, vicodin, percocet, AND methadone just in the last 2 months. Pt denies he is on any meds, throws a fit. At least he signs out.

    Next I get the drunk attacked by a couple of dogs...............giant tatoo of a skeleton flipping the bird on his back............

    And last I find out I am getting the altered level of consciousness crack addict by ambulance..............some one upstairs loves me........they went to a different hospital afterall..............what a night..........lol

    I have 2 days off and I need them............
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   CMERN
    Yes..you get the..... MAGNET AWARD for last night... Sh*t MAGNET.:roll .. I have nights like that quite often..Keeps me awake... :hatparty:
  4. by   Talino
    congratulations!!! you're now a "full-pledged nurse"!

    :spin:
  5. by   renerian
    That was a hum dinger of a shift! Enjoy your time off!

    renerian
  6. by   Andy S.
    Thx all!!!!
    I had my 2 days off and oddly enough Halloween night was a normal ER night!! Got to love it!
    Andy
  7. by   l.rae
    l have had some pts in my ER that l would have gladly threatened to shoot their dog if l knew they would leave.:roll ...gotta remember that one............LR

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