Once again ER Nurse is working way too many shifts.. we have been crazy busy and flu season hasn't even begun yet...Here is a snippet of some events that has ER Nurse proposing routine tasing just to make me feel better.
23yo M in for asthma crying on his gurney because his O2 probe was "Too Tight".
19yo M with Fx ankle from skateboarding who reports not wearing a helmet because the "Type" of skateboarding he does doesn't require a helmet...
24yo M Jehovah Witness in for abd pain who refuses blood draws because of his religion...
26yo M who only drinks "a couple" quad shot lattes a day in with SVT- Heart rate- 268
The Fs on state assistance who come in 2 weeks late on their periods with "Abd Pain" for their "free" pregnancy test, then come back at 16 weeks for "Abd Pain" for their "Free" ultrasound to find out the sex of their baby. ---Since me the tax payer has to pay for all this "Free" care I think I should have a say in the tests ordered...right?!
The parents who bring in their feverish infant daughters but refuse my In/Out cath for urine... because then their dtrs won't be Virgins anymore.
78yo F brought in by concerned dtr who was afraid her mom "Might" get pneumonia this year.
21yo M brought in by mom after smoking marijuana for the 1st time and not acting himself.