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I hate it!!!

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Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 2 years experience.

Ok, I strongly dislike it when 17 year olds come in at 2:30 AM looking for a pregnancy test...hello? Drugstore?

And i dislike it even worse when they come back positive.

And when they bring the baby daddy with them.

Blech!:argue:

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

Warning: This post contains sarcasm.

lol when are these kids gonna realize that going to the drugstore for a pregnancy test is cheaper than going to the hospital.

nursejennie76

Specializes in ER. Has 6 years experience.

lol when are these kids gonna realize that going to the drugstore for a pregnancy test is cheaper than going to the hospital.

Well they wont pay the bill anyway!!!! :angryfire

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

Well they wont pay the bill anyway!!!! :angryfire

good point. What the hell is wrong with people these days? Really, is it necessary to go to the hospital to find out whether or not you are pregnant? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. The drugstore test is 5 bucks. The ER visit is probably 1000 bucks. Powerful minds were at work when these children were created."insert lots of sarcasm here"

hogan4736, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

lol when are these kids gonna realize that going to the drugstore for a pregnancy test is cheaper than going to the hospital.

That's not the point...They likely don't pay anything...Public assistance foots the bill..

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 14 years experience.

Poor people and the uninsured tend to use emergency departments for their primary medical care needs. What's new?

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

That's not the point...They likely don't pay anything...Public assistance foots the bill..

I was being sarcastic not serious. I realize that public assistance probably footed that bill.

MassED, BSN, RN

Specializes in ER. Has 15 years experience.

ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ok, i strongly dislike it when 17 year olds come in at 2:30 am looking for a pregnancy test...hello? drugstore?

and i dislike it even worse when they come back positive.

and when they bring the baby daddy with them.

blech!:argue:

yes, and when they smell like they just walked out of a humidor. you just know......when that baby is born, the tax-payers will foot that bill too. the baby daddy will not step up to the plate, cause his dad never did .......so he doesn't have a clue how to be a father. i am pro-life and do pay high taxes, contribute to charities, and pray a lot for the children, etc. but i too "strongly dislike" when i see this in the ed daily.

last week i had a female come into the ed for discharge/odor, when assessed by the emd she answered to: single, no insurance, job or protection. g4p3 was one of her discharge dxs and about jumped out of the bed when i told her she was pregnant. she said "no-way".....i stood there smiling at her and said...."well, that's what happens when you do not use protection." "the emd has ordered prophylactic antibiotics for the std.".....when i told her she would have to stay 30min. post injection she said to me...." oh come on, my grandma is waiting for me in the triage area, i've had this tx/antibiotic before, i'll be okay" i asked the emd if that was okay and he said yes.....and then we stood there staring at each other, shaking our heads....... knowing.....we would be paying for her and her (4) children for decades to come.

ignorance and pregnancy is the leading pet peeve for me...mainly ignorance but....the pregnancy tends to compound our frustrations. but hey!!!!! let's give out condoms in 7th grade! >>> all er nurses should form a coallition to teach young children....our future adults and " i am hanging on your coatails"/ignorant population.....what their future holds......oh i am ranting here....lol....i'll just go now and bang my head against the wall:banghead:, beat a dead horse:deadhorse,

oops....did i say that?:omy: where's the answer?:(

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

You can't beat a dead horse, Trauma...They'll call PETA

I just get irritated watching women who in the first place have no job, no way of supporting their children yet have six of them, some with different daddies and complain about them and how they hold them down. There is something very politically incorrect I want to say right now but will not cuz I don't want to get in trouble here.

hogan4736, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

It's not politically incorrect to ask the question Michigan...

Why on earth would one want to bear a child he/she CANNOT afford??

We have the right to ask this question

joshuaha

Specializes in Peds Rehab, Informatics.

This is the very reason that the famous nurse crusader for birth control, Margaret Sanger, fought to remove the stigma against birth control. Sometimes it just seems the stupid irresponsible people are the ones that have the most kids! Is it that hard to use a condom? Or better yet, don't have sex at all!!! What a novel concept.....

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

It's not politically incorrect to ask the question Michigan...

Why on earth would one want to bear a child he/she CANNOT afford??

We have the right to ask this question

Take a look at our country's welfare system. Our government spends a ton of money on abstinence programs and look at the good it's really done. They're better off handing out condoms to kids who are in middle school and high school. Kids are gonna have sex if they want to, might as well educate them and give them protection.

SchnauzersRock

Has 16 years experience.

yes, and when they smell like they just walked out of a humidor. you just know......when that baby is born, the tax-payers will foot that bill too. the baby daddy will not step up to the plate, cause his dad never did .......so he doesn't have a clue how to be a father. i am pro-life and do pay high taxes, contribute to charities, and pray a lot for the children, etc. but i too "strongly dislike" when i see this in the ed daily.

last week i had a female come into the ed for discharge/odor, when assessed by the emd she answered to: single, no insurance, job or protection. g4p3 was one of her discharge dxs and about jumped out of the bed when i told her she was pregnant. she said "no-way".....i stood there smiling at her and said...."well, that's what happens when you do not use protection." "the emd has ordered prophylactic antibiotics for the std.".....when i told her she would have to stay 30min. post injection she said to me...." oh come on, my grandma is waiting for me in the triage area, i've had this tx/antibiotic before, i'll be okay" i asked the emd if that was okay and he said yes.....and then we stood there staring at each other, shaking our heads....... knowing.....we would be paying for her and her (4) children for decades to come.

ignorance and pregnancy is the leading pet peeve for me...mainly ignorance but....the pregnancy tends to compound our frustrations. but hey!!!!! let's give out condoms in 7th grade! >>> all er nurses should form a coallition to teach young children....our future adults and " i am hanging on your coatails"/ignorant population.....what their future holds......oh i am ranting here....lol....i'll just go now and bang my head against the wall:banghead:, beat a dead horse:deadhorse,

oops....did i say that?:omy: where's the answer?:(

too bad we can't offer the following options:

1. mandatory adoption

2. mandatory sterilization

3. and, as unpopular as it may be with some folks, the "a" word.

my opinions only, not necessarily anyone else's. i'm sick of paying for the dregs of society.

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

Sometimes when I explain to people my stance on abortion, they confuse me as being pro-choice. Yes, it is a choice, but I believe abortion should NOT be a form of birth control. I believe it should only be allowed in certain cases such as rape, incest, and if it is medically necessary.

My GP friend has the best suggestion to prevent these "ladies and gents" having children.

Put Contraceptives in the our water supply

When these " ladies and gents" can afford bottled water, then they can get all the children they want.

MaryAnn_RN

Specializes in ICU. Has 15 years experience.

My GP friend has the best suggestion to prevent these "ladies and gents" having children.

Put Contraceptives in the our water supply

When these " ladies and gents" can afford bottled water, then they can get all the children they want.

Had a patient recently who suffered a traumatic brain injury, fell while breaking into industrial premises. He was a teenager, already had 2 children, and 3rd on the way. None of his family were involved in paid employment (or at least, honest employment), but they knew their 'rights' down to a T.

Talking of which, we have a drinks machine in the visitors waiting room with free hot drinks, and they actually took all the drinks home with them...kid you not.

This being the same family that wondered why the patient couldn't have a brain transplant, after all he was ENTITLED to one on the NHS.

RN1982

Specializes in ICU/Critical Care.

:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:

Had a patient recently who suffered a traumatic brain injury, fell while breaking into industrial premises. He was a teenager, already had 2 children, and 3rd on the way. None of his family were involved in paid employment (or at least, honest employment), but they knew their 'rights' down to a T.

Talking of which, we have a drinks machine in the visitors waiting room with free hot drinks, and they actually took all the drinks home with them...kid you not.

This being the same family that wondered why the patient couldn't have a brain transplant, after all he was ENTITLED to one on the NHS.

This just proves my point that some people should not be allowed to procreate.

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