i didn't know this actually happened - page 3

Had a patient who called 911 for her water breaking at full term. I mentioned it to another nurse who was like "and why are you surprised by that?" i didn't know people actually did that.... Read More

  1. by   texas_lvn
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    Quote from Miss_Chybil
    I just said what I hope to do. Take it how you like and keep the fish to yourself!
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  2. by   HeartsOpenWide
    By the time my cousin had her second of three babys she said they baby practically came out with the water. She said the head was coming out in the car and they did not think they were going to make it. Funny because now he is in second grade and can run the mile in four minutes. He told my uncle (his grandpa) when he dropped him off at school, "When I get in these halls all I want to do is run!"
    Last edit by HeartsOpenWide on Oct 12, '06
  3. by   txspadequeenRN
    I cant help it.. I have to laugh at this

    Quote from texas_lvn
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  4. by   Miss Chybil RN
    Quote from texas_lvn
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  5. by   texas_lvn
    Quote from Miss_Chybil
    and now back to venting....... :spin:
  6. by   mitchsmom
    alot of people use ambulances for taxi services...
  7. by   tryingtomakeit
    I have been working in L&D for about three years now and I have one pt who is on her third pregnancy since I started. She will start coming to us via ambulance at LEAST twice a week as soon as she hits 20 weeks. Each time she is smiling happily as she is moved from the stretcher to the bed. Her complaints range from pain to bleeding (can't speak for her pain, but have yet to see any blood and no, she never delivers quickly). I can't help wondering what motivates people to need that kind of attention. I suppose maybe if I could be a fly on the wall and see inside her life I might understand ...
  8. by   cad4296
    I hate to see people abuse the system. 3 years ago my husband accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while trying to cut a plastic band. He sliced both his artery and vein in his leg and the only thing that slowed the knife down was when it hit his bone. We literally lived 2 minutes away from the hospital, only 1 stop sign between us and the hospital. We called the ambulance because I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. He bled through 3 hand towels in the kitchen and the entire kitchen floor was covered in blood, not to mention it was squirting straight out. It took the ambulance over an HOUR to get there. By the time they got there I had managed to stop the bleeding so the EMT/paramedic (not sure who exactly it was) told him it was fine, wrapped it up and told him he didn't need to go to the hospital. Needless to say 3 years later he has to have surgery because his artery and vein fused together during healing due to the wrapping (according to his surgeon.) Sorry for the off topic vent but I can't help to think that if it weren't for misuse of abulance we could have gotten him proper care and avoided this upcoming surgery. Looking back, I should have just tried to take him myself!
  9. by   flytern
    Have worked OB for almost 20 years, nothing surprises me. We have them come in by ambulance for a back ache, then 3 family members appears 5 minutes after the ambulance arrives. Then the patient wants an ultrasound and have to know the sex of the baby. Then they all want to be feed, and then the free taxi ride home. I have to say that about 1 in every 50 patients we get by ambulance are legit.
  10. by   33-weeker
    People abuse the system all the time. We've had a woman call 911 (AND was actually given a ride!) - the story? - she lost her mucous plug. Term. No contractions. Just lost the plug. Go figure...

    And to think when I was going into CHF, I hesitated to call an ambulance because we were struggling to make ends meet.

    It must be nice not to have to worry about what medical care costs.
  11. by   dawngloves
    Quote from cad4296
    I hate to see people abuse the system. 3 years ago my husband accidentally stabbed himself in the leg while trying to cut a plastic band. He sliced both his artery and vein in his leg and the only thing that slowed the knife down was when it hit his bone. We literally lived 2 minutes away from the hospital, only 1 stop sign between us and the hospital. We called the ambulance because I couldn't get the bleeding to stop. He bled through 3 hand towels in the kitchen and the entire kitchen floor was covered in blood, not to mention it was squirting straight out. It took the ambulance over an HOUR to get there. By the time they got there I had managed to stop the bleeding so the EMT/paramedic (not sure who exactly it was) told him it was fine, wrapped it up and told him he didn't need to go to the hospital. Needless to say 3 years later he has to have surgery because his artery and vein fused together during healing due to the wrapping (according to his surgeon.) Sorry for the off topic vent but I can't help to think that if it weren't for misuse of abulance we could have gotten him proper care and avoided this upcoming surgery. Looking back, I should have just tried to take him myself!
    Since when is a paramedic able to make a diagnosis??? That is not their job and that is why, unfortunatly, they have to bring everyone in.
  12. by   dawngloves
    Quote from 33-weeker
    People abuse the system all the time. We've had a woman call 911 (AND was actually given a ride!) - the story? - she lost her mucous plug. Term. No contractions. Just lost the plug. Go figure...

    And to think when I was going into CHF, I hesitated to call an ambulance because we were struggling to make ends meet.

    It must be nice not to have to worry about what medical care costs.
    OT, but who keeps telling people that losing your mucus plug is a big deal and that means the baby is coming any minute now??
  13. by   SC RN
    Quote from dawngloves
    OT, but who keeps telling people that losing your mucus plug is a big deal and that means the baby is coming any minute now??
    Not me!!! I teach Prepared Childbirth classes and I tell my class that this is NOT a big deal, and for Pete's sake, please, please, please do not fish it out of the toilet and bring it to L&D with you ... we don't want to see it!!!!!

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