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Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 17 years experience.

This woman came to the ER and told me she had centipede.

Centipede???

Yes, she had been admitted to ICU last month for

"centipede".

They changed her regular medicine, sent her to cardiac rehab. Now she had musculoskeletal aches and pains.

After pulling her medical record she had a big MI, cathed, stents placed and

admitted to ICU with what started with her passing out.

With all that was going on she never heard "Heart Attack", Cardiac Cateterization,

Angioplasty or Stents. All she got out of it was SYNCOPE (a.k.a. Centipede)megaroftl.gif

Nursing education FAIL...

DebanamRN, MSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, ER. Has 10 years experience.

Hysterical! Proof that we are not only nurses but detectives too!:rotfl:

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Reminds me of the mother who said she'd given her daughter the "nipple-lizer." The what? Nipplelizer! What does that look like?? You know, you breathe it in... oh, a nebulizer. Hahahahaha.

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

This woman came to the ER and told me she had centipede.

Centipede???

Yes, she had been admitted to ICU last month for

"centipede".

They changed her regular medicine, sent her to cardiac rehab. Now she had musculoskeletal aches and pains.

After pulling her medical record she had a big MI, coated, stents placed and

admitted to ICU with what started with her passing out.

With all that was going on she never heard "Heart Attack", Cardiac Catheterization,

Angioplasty or Stents. All she got out of it was SYNCOPE (a.k.a. Centipede)megaroftl.gif

Nursing education FAIL...

I want you laughing ICON.....:lol2:.

Where I come from that patient had just done fell out......:smokin:

MyMystudentRN

Specializes in pediatrics, geriatric, developmentally d. Has 1 years experience.

hahahaha love it:lol2: :rotfl:

She had no clue she had an MI?!? That's so weird!!!

And the centipede is hilarious!! :D

Wow that is so sad, but tooo funny!

Dixielee, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 38 years experience.

I want you laughing ICON.....:lol2:.

Where I come from that patient had just done fell out......:smokin:

Esme, we have many with the diagnosis of DFO (done fell out)! It's a very descriptive term and everyone here knows just what happened :)

Old.Timer

Has 25ish years experience.

DFO's ususally start out as the W&D's ( weak and dizzies ) :)

Where I come from, you can spot a DFO a mile away. The DFO is the lady wearing house slippers who shows up at the ER with 65 other people when her nephew has been shot or stabbed. Wearing the house slippers out in public means she will be a DFO.

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Where I come from, you can spot a DFO a mile away. The DFO is the lady wearing house slippers who shows up at the ER with 65 other people when her nephew has been shot or stabbed. Wearing the house slippers out in public means she will be a DFO.

:yeah: Love this!

Aliakey

Specializes in Emergency.

We have a considerably large population of folks where English is a second language, so...

From an EMS side:

When dispatch types in "Family says pt has 'chicken breathe'", you can reasonably assume that it's not a case of "rooster halitosis", but instead "she-can't-breathe" was the chief complaint.

Responded to a patient who was brought to the ED earlier for "a sink of pee" (syncope) that hasn't improved. At 3 a.m., it didn't quite click in my head to forego asking the wife questions about the abnormalities of her husband's urine. Muffled snickers from my partner eventually clued me in :idea:. Duh.

DixieRedHead, ASN, RN

Specializes in ED/ICU/TELEMETRY/LTC. Has 20 years experience.

Where I come from that patient had just done fell out......:smokin:

Yes, Esme, DFO is a real diagnosis down here. And I hesitate to tell you what PFO is, but let's just say the LOL at the nursing home urinated and fell.

nerdtonurse?, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, Telemetry.

We had a patient who had skin cancer, and one of the newbie nurses was asking how to chart it (rather than "honkin' big ugly black and green mole") and the charge nurse said, "he's got a malignant nevis" just as the family member of someone else walked by. The family member speeded up and walked into the room next to the station and announced, "Ya'll, they got somebody up in here with a malignant Elvis!"

We had an Elvis themed night from that point on...thank you, thank you very much...

LOL!!! This is too funny! I do wonder why no one ever informed her of her MI though...

chevyv, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych. Has 20 years experience.

Finally, a thread to love!! I needed a good laugh today :cheers: