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Old 05-05-2012, 11:58 PM   #71
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I had a private emergency the other day that came in as hip pain but pt reported none it was a visiting nurse that called because the house was dirty. So i had to transport someone to the hospital because their house was dirty. That was an interesting short to the admitting rn.


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Old 05-06-2012, 12:09 AM   #72
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I've personally seen providers from the privates, the hospitals, and also county run third service that are just as much of a skell as a fire based provider. Crappy providers are found in all types of systems.
Very true.

There are brilliant, great fire medics out there. Unfortunately most of my encounters have been less than desirable.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #73
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #74
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I had a patient come into sick call for foot pain. Screaming that it hurt badly, and that he could not walk.

I was really trying to ignore the fact that he'd ran up the stairs to get to the aid station and never even winced.

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Old 05-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #75
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No. I win.

Schizophrenic patient who put an ear plug in her ear, took it out, and wanted to go to the hospital for possible nerve damage despite the absence of pain.

I. Win.
What about an abcess on the cheek x5 days, saw their primary care 3 days ago and got an antibiotic script. Abcess has shrunk to about half size and is now draining a clear fluid in place of the thick white pus it was originally draining. They want an ER visit because of the clear fluid. At midnight on Friday night at one of the busiest hospitals in county.

Why, Nurse, do you want to send the patient for a wound that is clearly healing well? At midnight, no less?
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:02 AM   #76
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No. I win.

Schizophrenic patient who put an ear plug in her ear, took it out, and wanted to go to the hospital for possible nerve damage despite the absence of pain.

I. Win.
No way..... The only way you could have been declared winner would be if the schizophremic patient had an ear plug in her ear connected to an audio device, and her complaint was hearing voices.

now that would be epic
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Old 05-06-2012, 08:06 AM   #77
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What about an abcess on the cheek x5 days, saw their primary care 3 days ago and got an antibiotic script. Abcess has shrunk to about half size and is now draining a clear fluid in place of the thick white pus it was originally draining. They want an ER visit because of the clear fluid. At midnight on Friday night at one of the busiest hospitals in county.

Why, Nurse, do you want to send the patient for a wound that is clearly healing well? At midnight, no less?
Until you get yelled at by a doll (her husband) I still win.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:42 PM   #78
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Uh...could you hear the, er, husband clearly?
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:58 AM   #79
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Wow I have countless calls I could add

A nurse who called 999 because she had a cold

A regular who used to insert biro pens into his penis then call

A man who used to call 8-10 times a day for various reasons like he was hungry, couldn't find his remote control and was cold.

Not sure how it works in the states but here in the uk if you dial 999 and say i want an ambulance they will ask what the problem is and if you swear and hang up if the calls come from a landline we are sent to investigate!
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Not sure how it works in the states but here in the uk if you dial 999 and say i want an ambulance they will ask what the problem is and if you swear and hang up if the calls come from a landline we are sent to investigate!
Do they dispatch an ambo, law enforcement, and fire for all hangups? Around here they just send LE non emergent most of the time.
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