ER- HELP: Dumbest reason people go to ER - page 12

ATTN ER Staff! I am writing a "paper" on the dumbest reasons/stories that people show up/come to ER. Would appreciate ANY input ANY of the ER staff out there has for me.........................IF... Read More

  1. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from MassED
    That's abuse, are you being sarcastic?

    United Arab Emirates is where you live?
    That particular poster is indeed from the UAE.
  2. by   MassED
    Quote from rph3664
    MassEd, I love the smilie in your signature, although the first time I saw it, I wondered why the smilie was drinking a glass full of Tabasco!

    :spin:
    ha! now that you mention it, it does look like Tabasco... and I DO love Tabasco...
  3. by   MassED
    Quote from Elvish
    That particular poster is indeed from the UAE.
    I read that post again and I just don't understand.....
  4. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from MassED
    I read that post again and I just don't understand.....
    Not saying I agree with what they posted, just clarifying that where they're from.
  5. by   cursenurse
    I've had several of the "I can't sleep" complaints. It makes me so mad because there I am working 12 hour MIDNIGHTS, and I would so love to be in their position now. Then there are the "I had a pain 3 days ago" complaint that they think should be addressed days after the pain has stopped. Had one man call an ambulance, chief complaint was that he did not have a/c. He came with a suitcase and demanded in triage to be transported by ambulance to a hospital an hour away since his doctor was on staff there!
  6. by   MassED
    Quote from Elvish
    Not saying I agree with what they posted, just clarifying that where they're from.
    right, I understand that. As I noted in a previous post, I know UAE is United Arab Emirates, I don't UNDERSTAND the post, if OP could clarify what he or she was trying to say.
  7. by   KathleenC
    Quote from Logomom
    If your after a dumb diagnosis. I once saw Miss Day B on a chart.
    I once saw "sinkable episode" as an admission diagnosis

    Well, we do live on an island
  8. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from MassED
    right, I understand that. As I noted in a previous post, I know UAE is United Arab Emirates, I don't UNDERSTAND the post, if OP could clarify what he or she was trying to say.
    We have not heard from that poster in quite some time....

    I took it to mean that a woman came into the ER for the first time whose chief complaint was that her husband had slapped her once, and that this poster thought that was a silly reason to come in.

    Sorry for the mixup.......and OP is welcome to correct me if I am wrong.
  9. by   ndynrs
    Quote from Emmanuel Goldstein


    I just gotta go to work for the ED!


    funny i was just thinking the same!!
  10. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from rph3664
    did the officer tell you the whole story? betcha he didn't.

    the reason law enforcement doesn't take dv seriously (or so it seems) is because most of the time, arresting the perpetrator is a waste of time, as is trying to prosecute. why bother arresting him when she's just going to bail him out first thing in the morning?

    that's one of the more archaic, uninformed attitudes i've seen here, are there are some doozies!

    domestic violence is a crime.
  11. by   ElvishDNP
    Quote from ruby vee
    domestic violence is a crime.
    :yeahthat:
  12. by   JacqueOCS
    i currently work in kuwait, close to uae. you are correct, its no uncommon for women to be abused. sad, but true . its common to read the paper and see maids beat unmercifully or they're found dead in the desert. very backwards culture.
  13. by   rph3664
    Quote from ruby vee
    that's one of the more archaic, uninformed attitudes i've seen here, are there are some doozies!

    domestic violence is a crime.
    yes, it is a crime, and like i said, one that law enforcement doesn't take seriously for precisely that reason.

    did you know that some shelters do not allow boys over the age of 12? is that disgusting, or what?

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