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Best injury explanation ever

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Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 10 years experience.

PE teacher brings me a kid. This is not unusual - Coach has a student teacher and a lot of the kids in PE tend to wander when sent. Plus he's had an unusual number of weird injury things happen lately. But he's grinning so I think all is well.

Coach: "Tell the nurse what happened."

Sheepish kid: "I cut my finger on someone's nose ring." (simple abrasion)

Me: Was the nose ring spikey? How close were you? How did that even happen?

Sheepish kid: "I'm really not sure."

Coach: (trying not to laugh) "I figured I could have taken him to the trainer but I thought you'd want to hear that."

Avill, BSN

Specializes in School Nursing, Home Health. Has 4 years experience.

Haha!! Happy Monday!

kidzcare

Has 5 years experience.

Hahahaha!

One of the biggest understatements I've ever had was a 5th grader who walked into my office from PE, supporting his arm which had an extra bend (both radius and ulna broken)

Kid: (calm as can be, in shock) I, uh, hurt my arm

Me: *(raises eyebrows)* Well, you broke that arm. You ever been in an ambulance?

Kid: No

Me: Today's your lucky day. Have a seat.

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 10 years experience.

Me: Today's your lucky day. Have a seat.

HAHAH! Nice.