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Getting Sick at Work

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by meaganellise meaganellise (Member) Member

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How many nurses have gotten sick at work and have had to go to the ER? I had a crazy experience last night and ended up in my hospitals ER for TIA-like symptoms. All my tests came back negative thank goodness, plus I am not even in my thirties yet and have no risk factors for a TIA, so the MD isn't really sure what was going on with me. Just wondering if anyone else has been in the middle of their shift and ended up in the ER......

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chicookie has 8 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Peds Hem, Onc, Med/Surg.

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Yup! I had pericarditis last year. horrible, horrible experience. I was 22 at the time and thought I was going to die. For a little while I thought my manager thought I was joking.

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Nccity2002 has 10 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Trauma/Critical Care.

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A few years ago, I had a severe allergy reaction to a new make up product. My eyes and face were very swollen (could barely open my eyes), as the night progressed, it kept getting worse. Unfortunately, that night was a full moon in the ICU, with traumas coming left and right...I had the only open bed. Called the House supervisor to let him know I needed to leave, his response: "It doesn't look so bad....walk it off" :nuke:

Thankfully, my charge nurse and my fellow nurses stood by me and I was able leave to the ER.:hug:

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wsuRN09 has 4 years experience and specializes in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.

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Not as a nurse, but I did end up in the ER after an allergic reaction to what I ate during my brake. It was not really how I wanted to spend my New Year's Eve lol

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tablefor9 has 16 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, Home Health, Camp, Travel, L&D.

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Twice:

SVT and unable to vagal myself down.

Migraine with TIA symptoms.

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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I usually wind up in the ER after all of my shifts...

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ErNrsLynzzie specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Trauma.

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Oh yes! Bad asthmatic and I've landed myself in a trauma bay now and then - - always kinda weird when it's your own ER. Last time I was the trauma nurse too - that got interesting....

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ChristineN is a BSN, RN and specializes in Pediatric/Adolescent, Med-Surg.

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I never have. I do remember a nurse at one hospital I worked at that started having the one sided weakness, etc during her shift. When to the ER and found out this 20-something year old was having a stroke. She asked to be admitted to her home unit.

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Txnursekristi has 10 years experience and specializes in LTC, Wound Care.

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I was passing a kidney stone, and my DON drove me to the hospital herself!

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gentlegiver is a ASN, LPN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics.

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I had to call my DON to come replace me at 1AM (she wasn't happy!!), my gall-bladder blew and I had to go in for surgery. At first she thought I was joking, but after the surgery I had to let her know I would be out of work for 3 weeks, she figured I wasn't.

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Oh yes, fell in a wet floor. leople probably thought it wasn't anything big, but besides a knot on my head and a sore back, I had a very rare post traumatic cataract form immediately. If you hit your head that hard, not a good situation!

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