What not to say / do while you are in the ER... - page 7
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Mar 30, '04Occupation: Re-retired Specialty: 42 year(s) of experience in NICU, Infection Control ; From: CA, US ; Joined: Dec '00; Posts: 12,420; Likes: 3,762Speaking from experience here, try not to have syringe water fights in front of a computer!
Mar 31, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,007And please remind your pts. to aim into the urinal. We were singing "Peeeeeeee Riverrrr" to the tune of Moon River, because when a guy stood up to use the urinal, he left his 5th extremitie hanging BESIDE the urinal!! lol TWICE!!
Mar 31, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566I liked the 400 pound guy intoxicated and standing up naked and peeing all over the place. The female nurses said tom get him to stop, I said hell no. He might either pee on me or fall on me, both are not good options,
He finally laid down and passed out again.
That was much easier
Apr 4, '04Occupation: ER-Charge Nurse Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 456; Likes: 127Today it was...
"Look here nursie... (NURSIE!!!!!)
Just give me the Dilaudid and cab ride home and I'm outta here!"
Well...she got points for honesty...
I don't think so.
Enjoy your Toradol.
Hee Hee Hee
Apr 4, '04Joined: Oct '00; Posts: 8,740; Likes: 8,436Tom, what were you supposed to do? Appeal to his gentlemanly nature? Sneak a clamp onto his leaking anatomy? hehe.
Apr 4, '04Occupation: Operating Room Nurse Specialty: 5 yrs OR, ASU Pre-Op 2 yr. ER ; From: US ; Joined: Jun '03; Posts: 17,036; Likes: 1,007Boy there's a few FF that need the oral version of that clamp.
Apr 4, '04Occupation: RN on Telemetry unit Specialty: Telemetry ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 39; Likes: 6Quote from teeituptomOr better yet...how bout when they dont want to take their pills...and then after they take them they say "Im choking , I'm choking"...even though they wouldnt be able to say that if they really WERE!!!!!! :doh22 yo male sob 100% sats
I cant breathe I cant breathe I cant breathe
well dummy if you couldnt breath you wouldnt even be talking to me right now.
problem turned out his BF broke up with him
decidedly a lack of sympathy from me :angryfire :angryfire
Apr 5, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Quote from canoeheadTom, what were you supposed to do? Appeal to his gentlemanly nature? Sneak a clamp onto his leaking anatomy? hehe.
I guess I could have used some Towel clamps on him
that would have got his attention
Apr 12, '04Occupation: RN, ED Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 735; Likes: 75Quote from RNPATLHa! When I'm 40! (Coming all tooooo soon)This thread is GREAT!!! LMAOF tonight and love reading the stories .... keep them coming and .... when I am 80, I certianly hope I have as much spunk! :hatparty:
Apr 12, '04Occupation: Emergency Room RN Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 75; Likes: 9the ones who hit the door and are already ordering the medicine that will make them feel better, wouldn't ya love to be able to give them toradol and just tell them its 4 mg of Dialudid!!!! Darn I wish that wasn't illegal!
Apr 12, '04Occupation: Nurse Specialty: ER! ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 194; Likes: 112For some reason one that sticks out in my memory is the old guy brought in by EMS for chest pain (vitals, EKG, enzymes all normal, satting 98) screaming "NURSE! NURSE!" I looked in on him to see what the crisis was and he said, "Get me a diaper!" ("Please" evidently not part of this dude's vocabulary) Guy is ambulatory, but I got him one anyway, and while I was not particularly shocked that the first thing out of his mouth was not "Thank you" I was taken aback by his complaint that "This is NOT the kind I usually use! In a hospital, you think you'd have a better selection!"
Well, excuuuse, me, Gramps, but this ain't Target, y'know........ Now please excuse me while I attend to my 8-week-old dehydrated pt as she waits for a bed. Poor child was 10 weeks premature, weighed 5 lbs, had almost continuous diarrhea and the worst diaper rash I'd ever seen, and her poor parents (a couple in their early 20s) were scared senseless. And this guy was pi$$ed because he didn't like our diaper selection. I love ER, but you have to wonder about some people's priorities....
Apr 12, '04Occupation: Staff nurse Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 5We used to get this one gal, first request was for a blanket, second for food, third "turn the lights off, my head hurts". Didn't matter what c/o was, always in this order. Her daughter and she swapped meds continually. MDs finally got wise and stopped giving either of them anything. Now they go elsewhere. BOO HOO!
Apr 13, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: ER,ICU,L&D,OR,ETC ; Joined: May '01; Posts: 5,588; Likes: 566Cant we just give them a menu and let them order for themselves, I see it working??????
The house special tonight is _________!!!!!!!!!!