Wednesday, April 29, 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:

Slip on Ice. on 1/8/09. Lowse Back Pain. Pain when sitting. Walk. Et.

Thank you.  for your visit.  to our ER.  To sit.  Walk.  Et.  It means.  A lot.  to us.  (And yes, I have experienced back pain and it is very lousy.)

1 comment:

NurseJake said...

"LOWSE" lol! Took me sometime to figure that one out. im still

I wonder what it feels like to work triage. Must be very rewarding on your part. Hope i would get the chance down the road.

Anyways, i have a blog about nursing negligence and malpractices. Care for an exchange of links? I added your blog already on my "recommended blogs list" as The ER Blog.

Please add mine as "Nursing Negligence and MAlpractice blog"

Thanks braden!

-Nurse Jake
Nursing Negligence and Malpractices Blog