True ER stories - page 7

Our ER gets lots of calls from residents in our rural area. One day a lady called and said her daughter had spilled some vinegar on herself earlier that day and now she has a red rash. The nurse... Read More

  1. by   RNOTODAY
    Yikes!!! They must have had it confused with the UMBILICAL area.... I hope...? And Pray???
    ( sorry I thought I had replied correctly... I'm responding to the post about the parents applying alcohol to their newborns circumcised penis, wondering why he was screaming every diaper change)
    Last edit by RNOTODAY on Apr 9, '17
  2. by   Phil-on-a-bike
    For anyone who doubted that the 'Benny Hill Show' was, in fact, a fly-on-the-wall documentary series:

    Night shift, central London Accident & Emergency, circa 1990.

    Blue-light ambulance for an adult male with sudden onset chest pain.

    The patient turns out to be none other than our own hospital's Head Porter - a strapping, square-jawed, crew-cut six-footer in his late forties.

    I'm attaching ECG leads to his ankles, when.... hold on... what's this? Sheer black nylons. Painted toenails.
    Of course, neither of us says a word about this, and - carrying on as if it's the most natural thing in the world - I suggest that he may want to change into a gown. Into a discreet patient property bag go his clothes, including, as it turns out - a black lacy suspender belt.

    ECG performed, I get some acetone for the toenails, and he tells me how he and the missus were enjoying a lively bit of 'role reversal' when the chest pain struck.
    His wife called 999 and they set about getting him changed... but the ambulance arrived before they could get the stockings and sussies off!
    He hurriedly pulled a pair of pants over them and just styled it out.

    More power to 'em, I reckon - upholding the fine old English tradition of behind-closed-doors rampant deviancy!
  3. by   FranEMTnurse
    16864788_1560690370625820_2790835005775046688_n-jpgI love this thread. It's some of the funniest stuff I have read in a long time. PLEASE keep this thread going. I was an EMT for 18 years and have seen a lot of things, but I think the ER nurses experience the best and some of the worst of us all.