What Happens In Louisiana…

At a rural Louisiana ED, man brings himself and 3 children in after they “bumped another car in the parking lot at WalMart.” Everyone’s clearly ambulatory and in no distress. Man insists they be seen immediately as I try to prevent the three kids from dismantling everything in the triage room. He says the kids are “suffering.”

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At a rural Louisiana ED, man brings himself and 3 children in after they “bumped another car in the parking lot at WalMart.” Everyone’s clearly ambulatory and in no distress. Man insists they be seen immediately as I try to prevent the three kids from dismantling everything in the triage room. He says the kids are “suffering.” Finally get all four triaged and tell them that the ED is full and that their acuity is very low, so there will probably be a long wait to be seen. Man becomes irate and wants to know how to “book an appointment” to be seen the next a.m. Inform him there is no such thing in an Emergency Department. Man leaves with still-rambunctious kids and calls supervisor to complain. Never see the man or the kids again and he doesn’t show up the next day.

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Itchy Bumps

Male patient comes in to the ER, states, “I think I’m having an allergic reaction to this stuff. I had itchy bumps on my legs so I put it on.” The patient put capsaicin creme (made with the same stuff that makes chili peppers hot) on the “itchy bumps”. The “itchy bumps” were scabies.

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Male patient comes in to the ER, states, “I think I’m having an allergic reaction to this stuff. I had itchy bumps on my legs so I put it on.”  The patient put capsaicin creme (made with the same stuff that makes chili peppers hot) on the “itchy bumps”. The “itchy bumps” were scabies.

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Deja Vu in the Shower

We once had a woman call 911 because she “had deja vu in the shower and got really nervous”. That’s an emergency?

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We once had a woman call 911 because she “had deja vu in the shower and got really nervous”. That’s an emergency?

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Burning Pain in the Neck

Girl came in complaining of burning pain to her neck and shoulders. Turns out she used Icy-Hot rub and didn’t expect the sensation she got.

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Girl came in complaining of burning pain to her neck and shoulders. Turns out she used Icy-Hot rub and didn’t expect the sensation she got.

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Hair Loss Crisis

Male patient comes in to ER complaining of hair loss. He had two barely visible bald patches so we told him off and sent in the direction of acquiring a GP.

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Male patient comes in to ER complaining of hair loss. He had two barely visible bald patches so we told him off and sent in the direction of acquiring a GP.

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  • Seems legit (22)
  • Kind of fishy (10)
  • Fake (7)