Oct 5, 2012
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A Shocking Ending

Responded to the home of a man who was the oldest surviving male in his family at 40–already post CABGx4 with multiple caths and MIs. He calls for chest discomfort, and knows better than to wait, and he’s right!

While giving report to the hospital, he lays back his head, looking at me… but not looking at me.

Yup, he’s dead.

Precordial thumps x3, paddles, 200joules – he sits up… FINISHES HIS SENTENCE! …and then says, “My chest hurts,” looks at my partner, with paddles.

“Oh shit!”

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1 Comment

  • Paddles aren’t used when the heart stops, they’re to help the patient regain a regular heart beat. They do this by stopping the heart so it can restart when it’s beating irregularly, as during cardiac arrest. If he was already gone a shock would do nothing but waste everyone’s time.

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Seems legit

  1. Hey, there is something in my scrotum! (520)
  2. Are You Diabetic? (318)
  3. Hygiene First! (303)
  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 (164)
  9. Help me, I'm homeless (158)
  10. Patient is in "stable" condition (152)
  11. Peeping Psych (149)
  12. Let the Lord Heal Your Baby (146)
  13. Yummy! (142)
  14. I pooped and I can't get up! (133)
  15. It's a Mall Emergency! (130)
  16. Broken Rubber (121)
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  20. Airplane vs. Nose (109)

Kind of fishy

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  3. Sorry, I had to mow the lawn (39)
  4. Hey, there is something in my scrotum! (38)
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  7. Kentucky Jelly (30)
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  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

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  3. Patient is in "stable" condition (250)
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  8. Job Well Done (71)
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  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 (56)
  14. I overheard a pt in (52)
  15. Magnets in the Floor (50)
  16. Alien Probe (50)
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