We’ve all been there… the awkward, unusual, or just very unnecessary page. The “paging you, to see if your pager is working” page. The “oh just wanted to let you know”
at page. The “your patient is doing something crazy” page. 3am
Now, thanks to
@concernecus for starting the thread – the twitter world has a hastag for all to share their own stories.
Here are a few of the best!
#Traumadrama #InjuredWhileTwerking from @runwithscalpels
a patient had died and needed certifying. Paged 10 minutes later as actually patient was alive and now asking for tea.
there was a leech on a patient’s pillow. It was a fruit gum that fell out his mouth when he fell asleep
a patient’s twin sister, who was visiting, mistakenly got wheeled-down & had a barium enema
Presented without comment from @aliciamwaters
we found a bug and we need you to tell us if it’s a bedbug. [arrives, googles picture of bedbug, runs away]
the pt I spent a week drying out was in hospital bed with his wife drinking Brandy.
it was my last night as an Intern. 867-5309 doesn’t ring a bell until you say it out loud.
#PagedBecause of Inaccurate I&O’s via @KittyKatzMD
A pt’s mother wanted to ask me if her 14 year old son should meet a girl by himself down the street at a local restaurant.
One of the docs ordered a TWOC. We checked with stores and we have none of those.” TWOC=trial without catheter
pt pooped in her 24 hour urine, can we still send it?
One of my co-residents was patient had a new English accent. It was a Jamaican accent.
my patient had called 911 from her hospital bed and told them we were trying to kill her
I think your patient was smoking in bed with his nasal cannula still in, because he’s on fire.(true VA story)
I was patient was being detained because they were robbing the gift shop.
Guy discharged 2 days ago is here wondering if he can sleep in room 814 tonight.
My worst was an order years ago to put patient back on room air. Paged they couldn’t find any
Watching son’s HS soccer game. family wanted directions TO THE GAME to personally thank me for care of their dad who died.
#PagedBecause a patient wants analgesia… via @simplyjak
I’ve also been my patient was walking around naked and the nurses wanted me to come and make them put some pants on. I failed.
“Patient struggling to sleep – I woke him up to give him his sleeping tablet and everything…”
a patient said he wanted a tot of whiskey before going to bed, as he had been doing for 50 years. I said yes. @GeorgiaBelam
there was a girl on the paediatric ward reading 50 Shades of Grey
Also pt couldn’t feel leg. Except they could. Discussion about sensation ensued. Leg sensation confirmed.
it’s 3am & patient’s blood pressure is 128/70. Umm…great work, I’m very proud of you?
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