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by gt4everpn gt4everpn, BSN, RN (Member) Member

gt4everpn is a BSN, RN and specializes in Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Say what??????/What is the strangest:uhoh21: , or funniest :lol2: things your pt's have told you, or that you've heard!!!!!!!!!:uhoh3:

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A 15-yr-old girl showed up in the ER in the middle of the night: "I think I'm pregnant." It took a LONG time with the same question asked several different ways to get it out of her why she thought she was pregnant.

"I did it with my boyfriend three times."

The interpreter and I didn't dare look at each other, and we got out of that room in a hurry. Actually made it behind the nurses' station before busting up.

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DEB52 specializes in OBSTERTICS-POSTPARTUM,L/D AND HIGH-RISK.

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A patients husband told me (during labor) now that her water was broken the swelling in her feet would go down.:confused:

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A patients husband told me (during labor) now that her water was broken the swelling in her feet would go down.:confused:

He was right.....................................

technically................................:lol2:

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first_lobster has 4 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU.

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i was asked if a ventilator and a respirator were the same thing. This from the family that wanted to sue us because dad was 98 and dying from end stage chf.

Even better, had a sweet little 80 something lady say that she didn't want to take her lovenox. When i pushed the point to find out why (not to force her to take it), she said "I don't want any of that rat poisen". say what? " isn't that what they use to kill rats?" took twenty minutes to explain the difference.

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dria has 10 years experience and specializes in home health, peds, case management.

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"i take my insulin based on how well i can see"

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Ok this was not from a patient but a question from my sister....

"Jen, if I drink too much water will I drown my baby?"

We were both pregnant at the time and I nearly peed my pants from laughing so hard.

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RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

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"I tried to kill my sister because she was suicidal".....his answer for why he was placed in a mental institution

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Jo Dirt has 9 years experience.

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Had a patient who was a little slow who would call his disease "sugar bum-detes"

Had a 93 yr old patient who wanted me to get her some babydine for the itchy spot on her hand.

Had a new little man in the nursing home who fought like crazy when it was bath time. Come to find out, he had never seen a whirpool tub and really thought we were trying to put him in a washing machine. It was really cute at the time.

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RNinSoCal has 13 years experience and specializes in Home health, Med/Surg.

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This one was from a patient's daughter who was trying to control all of the pt's care.

"Can't you give her some Nitroglycerin to help her diabetes?"

Ummmmm........NO!!!

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MrsMommaRN has 2 years experience and specializes in orthopaedics.

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This is not from a patient but from a fellow nurse, "Its been so long since I've given insulin. 10cc is the same as 10 units right?":eek:

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iHeartNICU specializes in NICU.

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Had a diabetic patient who had a blood sugar of 50 something. Patient's wife was arguing saying we needed to give him more insulin rather than get some sugar in him. She said we were killing him and he had been diabetic for over 20 years and they knew how to handle this. She said they were gonna sue me (a 2nd semester student) and the RN for not giving him insulin when he needed it. Hmmm...

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