Too funny...

  1. We had a pt come to the ER at 0300 b/c she wanted a urethral dilation...
    The charge nurse told her that the ER doctor can't do things like that, and that there was no way she could get it done that night since a specialist would have to come see her...
    She was very shocked that an ER doc couldn't do it (we entertained the idea of telling her the ER doc didn't even know what a urethra was). So, she decided to go home...
    Go figure!
    Oh, also had someone come in by ambulance for chapped lips...

    Too funny...I just have to laugh sometimes!
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  3. by   CEN35
    tricia!!!!! go to the off topic area.....there is a thread for er lame awards...this one works!!

  4. by   l.rae
    chapped lips you say? Did you call Care Flight? Sure hope so. Hope this one spent a good long wait in the triage area.
  5. by   ERNurse752
    Oh yeah, we called up Lifeline and sent them to a Level One STAT!

    Too bad about those 5 hour wait nights...hehe...
  6. by   CEN35
    hmmmmmmm...chapped lips? yeah yeah yeah...i would have said right will be well? who knows how long? some of these people have been sititng here for two days? lmao!!! :roll :chuckle:roll

  7. by   CATHYW
    We had an adult male come in with chapped lips-you know, the kind where they have been licking all the way down on their chin, like kids do? They really were severely chapped. Howsomever:

    I do not think they required ambulance transport!!!
  8. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    Perception is the reality of the percieving individual. The frailities of manking are enormous and multifaceted

    keep it in the short grass yall

  9. by   frann
  10. by   petiteflower
    We did have someone come in by ambulance with an itchy foot one time. I had to leave the room to laugh.
  11. by   flaerman
    When we get really busy or have a bunch of holds some our waiting room clientele will go home and call 911, once they arrive we look them over, check to find previous chart and put them back out in the waiting room behind those they were in front of in the first place. Some even try to call from the waiting room but 911 operators tell them NO!! When I worked in Texas we would get EMS to pick them up and take them across town when people called from the ER, told them it was policy. Paul
  12. by   Tiiki
    I couldn't help but laugh at the "chapped-lips" by ambulance! Here, in Ottawa, if you use an ambulance for a non-urgent call, you are charged a flat fee of $250.00. That is to discourage people from using it as a taxi. Once people are aware of that, you don't get the "split-ends" in ER via ambulance. Unfortunately, newcomers to the area are unaward and feel the ambulance should transport the patient, family members and neighbours!!! Now that gets sticky!!

  13. by   Flo1216
    Chapped lips and an itchy foot? I wished they were there the night my appendix ruptured. Then the unit clerk could have rolled her eyes at them instead of me.
  14. by   ERNurse752
    Rolling eyes at pt with valid illness worthy of ER and surgical treatment...