True ER stories - page 6

Our ER gets lots of calls from residents in our rural area. One day a lady called and said her daughter had spilled some vinegar on herself earlier that day and now she has a red rash. The nurse... Read More

  1. by   applesxoranges
    Some girl decided to blast our ER on Facebook. Turns out that I was there that day and we took really good of the patient. The patient basically was crazy and sold her a sob story that was full of crap. Like cameras verified our version of events such as the patient claims to have been in the waiting room after discharge 12 times the length of time she was there. She basically didn't want to wait for a cab the hospital paid for to show up so she convinced someone to take her home.


    I also think I took care of her mom and her mom had an EKG done and blood work drawn. It was not cardiac pain. The mom decided she wanted to stay so she suddenly had weakness that appeared to occur only when we were testing her hand grasps or feet pushes/pulls. She had strength to walk to the bathroom, change into gown, hold objects with ease, etc when we weren't testing her. However, the doctor said screw it and convinced an admitting doctor to admit her because she wasn't going to go home.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    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.
  3. by   CamillusRN
    Back when I worked in a rural ER, an old-ish farmer came in for a nasty leg injury. Not only had he been plowing his field in the dead of night; he was also three sheets to the wind. As the overalls came off, it was discovered that he was wearing a bright, bedazzled neon pink thong. He vehemently denied that it was his after he sobered up ...
  4. by   Penelope_Pitstop
    Quote from CamillusRN
    Back when I worked in a rural ER, an old-ish farmer came in for a nasty leg injury. Not only had he been plowing his field in the dead of night; he was also three sheets to the wind. As the overalls came off, it was discovered that he was wearing a bright, bedazzled neon pink thong. He vehemently denied that it was his after he sobered up ...
    I'm sure he was just "holding it for a friend."
  5. by   FranEMTnurse
    Yee ha!
  6. by   thewanderingfamily
    The most memorable memory I have from my time in the ER is when a known prostitute came in complaining about lower abdominal pain. We thought it was from her many known STDs so we escorted her back to a room and told her to change so the doctor can do a pelvic exam. A few minutes later we go into the room almost being knocked down by the odor coming from her. She assumes the position and I stood behind the doctor assisting. As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina. She proceeds to tell us that "business" had been slow and she needed to get off so she stuck canned tuna up her so a dog can lick it out and get her off.
  7. by   Cat365
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    I'm sure he was just "holding it for a friend."
    Must have gotten dressed in the dark. Probably his wife's.
  8. by   Davey Do
    Quote from thewanderingfamily
    she needed to get off so she stuck canned tuna up her so a dog can lick it out and get her off.
    Huh! I wonder what went wrong?
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  9. by   Davey Do
    Quote from CamillusRN
    As the overalls came off, it was discovered that he was wearing a bright, bedazzled neon pink thong.
    Oh yeah- I grew up on a small farm outside of Anomaly Illinois.

    My Dad would call to Mom, "Hon! I'm goin' up and plow the north forty!"
    And Mom would always reply, "Now don't you forget to wear your pink thong!"
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  10. by   Davey Do
    Quote from FranEMTnurse
    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 wondered what those new signs meant...


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  11. by   Davey Do
    A portion of the EMT program I went through back in '79, of course entailed some time in the ER. My friend Teresa and I chose Friday and Saturday nights, figuring that's when we'd see the most action.

    An unconscious young man was brought into the ER from a nightclub after loosing consciousness. As the ER team assessed the patient, they asked Teresa to remove his trousers. When she did, a pair of balled up socks popped out.

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    Teresa laughed so hard and loudly, she was asked to leave the treatment room.

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    Last edit by Davey Do on Oct 22, '16
  12. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from thewanderingfamily
    The most memorable memory I have from my time in the ER is when a known prostitute came in complaining about lower abdominal pain. We thought it was from her many known STDs so we escorted her back to a room and told her to change so the doctor can do a pelvic exam. A few minutes later we go into the room almost being knocked down by the odor coming from her. She assumes the position and I stood behind the doctor assisting. As he opens her up we both almost pass out because as we bring the light closer we see dozens of maggots crawling around in her vagina. She proceeds to tell us that "business" had been slow and she needed to get off so she stuck canned tuna up her so a dog can lick it out and get her off.
    Disgusting.
  13. by   nrsang97
    As part of my rapid response duties we respond to red level traumas. One night around the 4th of July a guy comes into the ER as an ejected passenger from a car. I go down to see if they needed my help. The pt is a young guy who was riding in a jeep with no doors with a friend. He was not wearing a seat belt, and the driver made a left turn and he fell out. I looked at a coworker and we almost lost it. The patient was cracking jokes about it. Thankfully he was not injured but for some road rash.

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