Blood in the Baby’s Stool

A couple brings in their 8 month old stating they saw blood in her stool. First the night before and then that morning, they even brought the diaper so that we could verify. Upon inspection we asked if the child is eating solid foods, then point out that its just tomato skins. The look on their faces was priceless as they admitted child had tomato the day before.

Explosive Diarrhea

A patient waiting to be seen came up to the admit desk to say he didn’t need to be seen anymore and was leaving. Turns out he was in for constipation problems and while waiting had explosive diarrhea.

A rancid smell began to fill the ER waiting room and no one knew where it was coming from. A patient waiting to be seen came up to the admit desk to say he didn’t need to be seen anymore and was leaving. Turns out he was in for constipation problems and while waiting had explosive diarrhea.

Ice Ice Stoma

Elderly female patient presents with infection around her stoma. It was a warm day and she thought she would cool down quickly if she jammed some ice into it.

Elderly female patient presents with infection around her stoma. It was a warm day and she thought she would cool down quickly if she jammed some ice into it.

Burning, Itching and Hissing

Complaint listed on chart – vaginal burning, itching and hissing. Pt states, “I sat down on the toilet and this loud hiss came out of my vagina. Someone needs to look at that.”

Complaint listed on chart – vaginal burning, itching and hissing. Pt states, “I sat down on the toilet and this loud hiss came out of my vagina. Someone needs to look at that.”

Remember Your Commas

Checked the chart of a patient in the ER and saw: “Nausea and vomiting after eating yellow vaginal discharge.” Triage nurse forgot to put the comma between eating and yellow!

Checked the chart of a patient in the ER and saw: “Nausea and vomiting after eating yellow vaginal discharge.” Triage nurse forgot to put the comma between eating and yellow!