Leaves of Three

Male presents with a reaction to poison ivy while building a deck. Friend recalls that the patient quoted the Simpson’s line, “leaves of three, let it be… leaves of four, eat some more.”

Male presents with a reaction to poison ivy while building a deck. Friend recalls that the patient quoted the Simpson’s line, “leaves of three, let it be… leaves of four, eat some more.”

Bowel movement? What’s that?

23 y/o female c/o gastrointestinal pain, talking on cell phone in triage when nurse started asking questions. Nurse: “When was your last bowel movement?” Pt: “Bowel movement? What’s that?”

23 y/o female c/o gastrointestinal pain, talking on cell phone in triage when nurse started asking questions.

Nurse: “When was your last bowel movement?”

Pt: “Bowel movement? What’s that?”

Nurse: “You know, when you went to the bathroom.”

Pt: “Why do you need to know that?”

Nurse: “Well, we need to ask questions to see what the problem is.”

Pt tells the person on the phone she needs to go and discuss her poop.

X-Rays Cure

Female patient brought in after a minor accident in shopping mall parking lot. She was complaining of severe toe pain “to all her toes on both feet” so the EMT splinted both feet with IV arm boards. Patient was taken for X-rays and it is amazing how X-ray machines can cure a lot.

Female patient brought in after a minor accident in shopping mall parking lot. She was complaining of severe toe pain “to all her toes on both feet” so the EMT splinted both feet with IV arm boards. Patient was taken for X-rays and it is amazing how X-ray machines can cure a lot. Ever notice how someone can get up and walk after you tell them there is no fracture?