Thursday, February 5, 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 suppose this is like me showing up at McDonalds and being asked what I want and responding, "food".  I'll take "could you be more specific" for 1000 please, Alex.


crispy nurse said...

The one I liked was "sist in virginia"
I said, well, I have a sista in Nebraska!
Not what she was talking about. lol

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