Friday, January 8, 2010

I will never figure this out..

1. How a patient can walk into the emergency room, walk to their bed, undress, and get into bed. Then they hit their call light to be pulled up in bed because they are uncomfortable. Will never figure it out. Just wish some of these patient were a bit lighter!!!

2. How a patient can call 911 to go to the emergency room, then when they get there they say "nope, don't need a doctor, just needed a ride down town."

3. How a patient can have 10/10 abd pain, n/v, than proceed to ask for a cheese burger and coke form the cafeteria. My answer is, nope, don't want to reload you for projectile vomiting that you complained of.

4. How someone can really justify calling a nurse any number of names, and in some case threaten to assault them prior to the nurse giving them their pain shot. A little common sense would say that nurse get to pick what gauge needle she uses.


  1. They are all awful, but #2 I think is just foul, immoral, unethical, and should be punishable by being dropped off of the planet. You wanted a ride? Good luck from here.

    I used to have a neighbor who did that. One night I saw an ambulance pull up to our building. A few minutes later she was wheeled out, dressed to the nines. She later said it was the "only way" she could get to a party! [She eventually got evicted & tossed in jail for being a nutjob, but that's another story.]

  2. One of my all time favorites is the patient who arrives via ambulance and is "too sick to walk because they are in so much pain" but are miraculously healed when they do not get their pain medication of choice and storm out of the ED with more energy than I have.