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Discussion in 'Emergency Medicine' started by docB, 05.02.03.

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    WHAT. I mean... in the thigh?? :wow:
     
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    Well, I'm a woman, so I'm not too worried. *click*

    Hmm. With a warning like that, I was expecting horrifying pics. How disappointing. :rolleyes:

     
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    Toradol worked better for pain I had than ibuprofen (taken regularly and dosed correctly!). I actually went to my doctor's office and begged for a repeat dose of IM Toradol. They happily gave it to me.
     
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    I keep misreading "Toradol" as "Tramadol". :confused:
     
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    They gave Meaghan (our beagle) Tramadol when she tore her tendon in her knee. So that's a pretty appropriate pic! LOL
     
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    some of the stories emailed in by members of nursesareangels.com:

    I work as a Diabetic specialist nurse. An elderly lady was in clinic, and I asked her if she could read the eye chart for me covering her left eye.
    "I can' t dear," came her reply.
    Okay cover your other eye and read the chart.
    "I can't dear," was the reply again.
    I thought for a moment. then asked if she could read.
    "Oh yes dear" came the reply.
    Well read the chart for me then.
    "I can't dear," came the reply again.
    By this time I was puzzled. So asked if she could see the chart.
    "Oh yes dear," came the reply.
    Feeling frustrated by this time, I asked why she could not read the chart.
    The answer came "because I can't pronounce it!"
    Submitted by: Christine Pearson

    I was interviewing an elderly man who was being admitted to my unit. I finally got to the cardiovascular conditions and asked him if he had angina. He replied "Why no! That is a female part." - Submitted by April Cummings

    When I was a student a nursing colleague of mine was asked by a patient if his testes had gone black. Silently she pulled the screens around the bed, asked him to drop his pyjama bottoms and had a look. 'No everythings fine,' she reassured him, 'What made you think something was wrong?' 'I didn't think anything was wrong,' he replied, 'I only asked if my test results had come back.' Submitted by: Julia Macdonald

    One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct. Not more than five minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a "massive internal fart."

    A nurses' aide was helping a patient into the bathroom when the patient exclaimed,"You're not coming in here with me. This is a one-seater."

    During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed his doctor that he was having trouble with one of his medications. "Which one?", asked the doctor. "The patch." The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out of places to put it!" The doctor had him quickly undress and discovered what he hoped he wouldn't see....Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body! Now the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.

    While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, "How long have you been bedridden?" After a look of complete confusion she answered, "Why, not for about twenty years-when my husband was alive."

    And of course, the best is saved for last.... A nurse caring for a woman from Kentucky asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?" "It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied. The nurse asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled "KY Jelly."
     
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