I was orienting a new grad to the ED. We had a pt that coded and died earlier in the day and the body was moved back to one of my rooms later in the day. The new grad didn’t notice that the body had moved to our room. I told the new grad that we had a new pt in 6 w/a headache so all the lights were off. She crept into the room quietly saying “I hear you have a headache” when he didn’t respond she pulled back the sheet and saw his lifeless face… she hasn’t gotten me back yet.
In Psych Crisis. Schizophrenic female who’s a frequent flier comes in. She was going to be admitted. We gowned her. She got pissed at the wait to be transferred to a bed. So she protested by taking a dump in the middle of the ER hallway.
Had to hold down a large, grown man to put an IV in today. He was covered in tatoos but claimed to be afraid of needles. right…
I work as a CT tech and I was scanning a woman who had a confirmed bleed. While getting her onto the table and talking to her she started petting my arm and said, "Shhh, Shhh Sandy, don’t bark. Good dog." I wasn’t sure what to do so I said pretended to bark and finished the exam.
One nurse picked up the chart to call a patient back and instead of calling his name in the waiting room she yelled, "swollen testicle!" He raised his hand.