Saturday, March 7, 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:

Back pain and Leg

As it turned out, not only did she have a Leg, but, in fact, she had two.  Needless to say, I rushed her right back.


Anonymous said...

I just started following you a week or so ago. I love reading your Today's Reason For Your Visit Posts! They always make me giggle... :-)

I hope you haven't heard from the stin woman.

AND I hope you are feeling better! Being sick is annoying and trying to call in sick is not so great either!

Braden said...

Welcome, Nina, and thank you. Just don't stand too close or I may throw up on you, and that's not the way to start off a friendship.

Brady said...

I dig your "reason for your visit" posts, I check them to get a laugh... ataata noa! Sounds like you are doing good, keep up the posts from all the super brilliant patients of yours!