Feb 1, 2013
ERtards

Start the Line

Dispatched to local nursing home for “patient needing to go to the ER.” Upon arrival, facility’s nurse says patient needs to go to ER, the only level I trauma center in the area, for an IV. Just to start the line-no drugs pushed, not even saline, no other problems, just an IV placement.

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  • Seems legit (40)
  • Kind of fishy (5)
  • Fake (4)

3 Comments

  • Simple solution: $2000 bill to the care facility. They wont be using the ER for their IV needs in the future.

    • The pt is in a nurse home. She has health insurance and won’t even see the bill. That’s not a “simple solution” if the pt doesn’t even see the bill!

  • I work in a care facility and the nurses there are not allowed to start IVs (I have no idea the reasoning behind this policy). We have to send resident’s to the hospital to have IVs put in, though usually they prearrange it with the hospital and the ambulance picks them up at a scheduled time.

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Seems legit

  1. Hey, there is something in my scrotum! (519)
  2. Are You Diabetic? (317)
  3. Hygiene First! (302)
  4. I'm pregnant, I think! (268)
  5. A dang hangnail? (209)
  6. Can you check these bumps? (176)
  7. A Shocking Ending (169)
  8. My wife, uh, has worms (163)
  9. Help me, I'm homeless (158)
  10. Patient is in "stable" condition (151)
  11. Peeping Psych (149)
  12. Let the Lord Heal Your Baby (146)
  13. Yummy! (141)
  14. I pooped and I can't get up! (133)
  15. It's a Mall Emergency! (130)
  16. Allergic to Tylenol (121)
  17. Broken Rubber (120)
  18. Morphine Doesn't Help (110)
  19. Yup, You're Preggers (109)
  20. Airplane vs. Nose (109)

Kind of fishy

  1. Patient's Boot (43)
  2. I'm pregnant, I think! (42)
  3. Sorry, I had to mow the lawn (39)
  4. Hey, there is something in my scrotum! (38)
  5. Patient is in "stable" condition (33)
  6. Cash or Credit? (31)
  7. Kentucky Jelly (30)
  8. My wife, uh, has worms (25)
  9. Broken Rubber (23)
  10. Job Well Done (22)
  11. Airplane vs. Nose (21)
  12. Are You Diabetic? (20)
  13. Peeping Psych (18)
  14. Fresh Breath (18)
  15. Chief complaint: Pine Sol (17)
  16. Super Duper! (17)
  17. Bedpost Toy (17)
  18. Help me, I'm homeless (16)
  19. Let the Lord Heal Your Baby (16)
  20. I need to get into my house! (16)

Fake

  1. Kentucky Jelly (605)
  2. Sorry, I had to mow the lawn (562)
  3. Patient is in "stable" condition (250)
  4. When's Your Birthday? (108)
  5. Contraceptive Jelly (93)
  6. They Done Named Her (91)
  7. Spoon in the Ass (75)
  8. Job Well Done (71)
  9. Prostate Exam at 3AM (70)
  10. It Hurts When I Do This (64)
  11. Smells Like Burnt Asshole (64)
  12. My wife, uh, has worms (62)
  13. A New Boy Toy (55)
  14. I overheard a pt in (52)
  15. Magnets in the Floor (50)
  16. Alien Probe (50)
  17. Call it Schizophrenia (48)
  18. Let the Lord Heal Your Baby (48)
  19. A pikie bloke comes (48)
  20. Bang for his Buck (47)