and it goes on...
The dental pain that gets discharged with script for antibiotics and pain meds that returns 3 days later with facial swelling bcause they felt they did not need to take anything bt the pain meds?
The crying and hysterical ETOH+ that called EMS or police to be transferred to the ER for detox that after a couple of hours sobers up and wants to go home because they need a drink not detox and claim they are being detained against their will?
The narcotic abuser that states they are allergic to NSAIDS and all other pain meds but their drug of choice?
The barely conscious chronic pain sufferer that claims intolerable pain but cannot understand why their duragesic patch prescription is being revoked after arriving with 3-5+ patches in place, multiple recent sticky areas where a patch was not long ago removed, and a 3 month prescription that ran out after only 3 wks?
The COPD-er that after being seen by the pulmonologist who refuses to admit the patent even after voiced concerns by the ER MD and nurses returns by car before arriving home that is now needing immediate intubation?
The psych pt. that actually has legitimate medical problems that in an effort to get attention walks in with some kind of pain and after being medicated with narcotics claims the pain is worse and refuses to even attempt the get and go test?
The pain pt. that gets medicated with a med that they had an unknown allergy to now gets admitted to tele or CCU after episodes of intractable chest pain and/or EKG changes?
The patient's visitor that leaves their own beverage on the floor, forgets it, spills it, slips and falls in it, and want to sue the facility for negligence after repeatedly being asked not to bring beverages in to the treatment area?
The patient that blames the hospital for all their medical problems from CAD to HTN, diabetes and bladder polyps that refuses most of the treatment plan then is irate that they are not recieving "adequate care"?
The patient visitor that pulls up on the ambulance ramp with someone in the car with a "Medical Emergency" that turns out to be a sprained ankle?
Honest, I am not getting a little jaded at times...