Saturday, July 11, 2009

Today's "Reason For Your Visit"

When a patient checks in at our ER, they are asked to fill out a half-sheet of paper with name, phone, SSN, birth date, and "reason for your visit".

Whenever I work triage, I write down the interesting ones and have been building up a list.  Some are funny, some embarrassing, and some just tickle my warped sense of humor.  I try to give the benefit of the doubt.  I know that these people are hurting and just want to be seen, but it still makes me shake my head to see some of the things that patients can come up with.

Thus, my regular (as in whenever I feel like it) series, "Reason For Your Visit."  Please keep in mind that spelling, punctuation, and capitalization are copied directly from the original paper.

So let's get to today's Reason For Your Visit:


I think everybody has been there before, but the answer to being dissed isn't an ER visit, it is a night out on the town with good friends.  Then again, to some of our patients, we are their good friends, and what better way to forget your sorrows than in a good Dilaudid cocktail?

1 comment:

littlepretendnurse said...

Sometimes this is a very painful condition, needing immediate attention from a very attentive hotel staff. (hotel or hospital they both begin with H right?)