Friday, January 16, 2009

Reason for Visit of the Day

I worked triage again today, and the hands-down winner for best entry in the "reason for visit" line of the paper patients fill out when checking in:

my head poped

I hate it when that happens.  Luckily, a few royal men and horses were able to get together with a roll of duct tape and some crazy glue and solve the problem.

Runner-up:

emergency

Thanks - that's really helpful.

5 comments:

DJ said...

Wow. I don't even know what to say. "Poped"? Is that even a word? Does he mean popped? Like his head popped? I hope he got to the front of the line if his head popped. :)

Nurse K said...

See doctor (um, really? you too?)

Need to be checked (usually means STD)

Pain (nooo, not that!!!)

Epijunky said...

At least they spelled emergency correctly.

Heh.

keepbreathing said...

You just know whoever wrote "EMERGENCY" came in with a stubbed toe or something, and went back to their seat in the waiting room chortling "It HAS to work! Mwa ha ha ahaa!"

Dumbasses.

Braden said...

"It HAS to work! Mwa ha ha ahaa!"

But it doesn't. I always look through the slips when I'm a few patients behind so that I don't miss a chest paineur or something, and when I see a dumb one or an illegible one, I ask the registrar what they complained about and if they were bleeding out of any orifices. If not, they wait their turn.