I curse the Internet! - page 3
Allow me to vent! It seems ever since the Internet was easy access for all, Everyone is know it all about everything! What's the point of having a license when some secret internet somebody can... Read More
Feb 20, '07Occupation: ICU nurse (finally) Specialty: floor to ICU ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '02; Posts: 2,574; Likes: 1,626Ha! Speaking of commercials..my dh said last p.m. "Maybe I have restless leg syndrome?" I said, "I think you've watched too many commercials." We both had a good laugh.
On the other hand, my dd had this funny looking reoccurring spotty rash. I was googling rashes and did find a picture that looked exactly like hers. Turns out she has Guttate Psoriasis. I went into the doctors appt saying, "I think she has ____." "What do you think?" Not that the doc wouldn't have figured it out but I think it helped to expedite the diagnosis.
Feb 20, '07Occupation: Happily in Nursing Education! Specialty: 13 year(s) of experience in Education, Acute, Med/Surg, Tele, etc ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '04; Posts: 2,757; Likes: 415LOL...we call those 'medical professionals via internet' desk chair doctors!
I have had pts come up with all sorts of things and questioned me about miss dx and what not because "well my aunt saw on the internet about..."
I usually say with humor, "well then why did I go to years of school to learn this...dang it...I must have wasted my time!" Then typically I can always find a complication they didn't think of...and just lightly say it for them to think about!