I never realized we are all in the same boat! - page 3

I was just browsing these boards and I read posts from all over the country and things are pretty much the same everywhere! I see these things all the time and I think they are universal... Read More

  1. by   fab4fan
    I just love the people who come in, laden with gold jewelry, carrying cell phones and beepers, who ask you for a scrip for Tylenol/Ibuprofen so Medicaid will pay for it!!
  2. by   mdslabod
    I like the ones who ask for "a coke to go"

    Would you like fries with that?
  3. by   eldernurse
    How about the ones who give you the name of their primary care doc and it is your ER attending!
    When I was 5 weeks on the job, there was this one abd painer who had been in so many times (tattoos and all) that she knew me by first name!

    The one guy I triaged with a sore leg for thirty years and decided it was time to find out what was wrong. ( no kidding, guys)

    Then there was the guy I triaged because he itched all over. How long? One year. Every time he bathed!

    Don't you love the "family affairs". Mom, Daughter, Other Daughter all with stuffy noses.

    How about the guy who came in one hour after an overdose screaming "I don't want to die! I love my kids!" Can you believe he procreated? I guess THAT doesn't take brains.

    Then, the screamer who thinks she broke her leg. And when is lunch?

    The Whiny Gyne. Kick out the boyfriend and they perform a lot less.
  4. by   mdslabod
    Last edit by mdslabod on Apr 14, '02
  5. by   Joshua21
    Here's one for you...

    19 y/0 female accompanied by 2 friends, "I think I'm having an allergic reaction to alcohol. I had 5 beer tonight and now I'm dizzy, weak, and having nausea" Her friends were there to explain how she was also acting differently. Intestinal fortitude by definition may be the ability to keep a straight face.
  6. by   NurseNancy
    I'm still laughing cause i thought my ER was the only one who had those types of patients.. They all must be on a bus making regular stops at everyones ER's... How do we get off the bus line..
  7. by   FF/RN
    No matter where you nurse you get the same pts. everywhere, and if it wasn't for stupidity we would be out of work in ER! Every one in my family that I come across wonders where my empathy and tolerance have gone. My answer is for them to spend a while in ER and they will find out for themselves!!
  8. by   spaz
    These observations are hysterical ! like Nurse Nancy I thought many of those patients were ours only.......
  9. by   CEN35
    nope we all have them spaz!

  10. by   shootemrn
    Hi All,

    67yo woman who called 911 came in last night. Chief complaint was that she took Ambien and became drowsy about 1/2 hour later. OH MY GOD!
  11. by   ERNurse752
    How about the guy who just got out of the pscyh unit, hasn't slept in six days, and drank soap as a suicide attempt?

    Apparently, it was good enough to get him ID'd, hehe
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  13. by   ERNurse752
    Yep, we all did that too!!!

    :chuckle :imbar :roll