Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Chief Complaint of the Day

This one actually hails back from a few years ago, but in the spirit of poor linguistics, I remember this complaint as entered in the computer by an ER registrar:

head lack

Sadly, I think that far too many of our patients and staff alike suffer from this terrible disease.

Then there was this final diagnosis by a Nurse Practitioner in the same ER (it may have even been the same day):




Susan said...

One of my favorites was status post cabbage.

E.J. said...

Love it! I have seen patients who truly presented with head lack and head lac... and at times I can't deny that I've suffered from each!