Saturday, May 9, 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:

employee exspose

Even if we ignore the spelling, it still sounds like a soft core porn title.  (did I just inadvertently increase the traffic to my site?)


Curdie said...

What did they mean by writing that?

Braden said...

In this case there had been a patient who had died from meningitis, so we got an influx of scared employees.

Curdie said...

I never would have guessed that.