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March 15, 2014 / rescueninja

Spellin’ (Part 2)

As written on the sign-in sheet:

- Feng

- Broke ankel

- Sleasiures

- Seezures

- Stranged ankle

- Stomache pan

- Insion pain

March 6, 2014 / rescueninja

Spellin’

Maybe it’s where I live, or perhaps it’s just that people in general don’t give a damn about their education anymore… but spelling/grammar errors on sign-in sheets really irk me. Here’s a few gems from the last few weeks:

- testikal pain
- chess pain and breath
- adomal pane
- intergastrikis
- spidet bite
- diarea
- soar throt
- feet swole
- car acident
- headak
- insomia

August 16, 2013 / rescueninja

Chief Complaint of the Night

As written on the sign in sheet:

“Breaking out and breaking bad”

July 21, 2013 / rescueninja

Surgical History

Me: What surgeries have you had in the past?
Patient’s husband: Well she had both eyes operated on once when her diabetes was leaking out into them. They had to go in and cauterize it.

July 1, 2013 / rescueninja

No, Not At All

Patient with abdominal pain comes in, is curled in the fetal position on the ER stretcher. Family member begins questioning me on what could be going on.

Me: Well, we won’t really know a whole lot until we start getting some tests back.
Family: Oh, are there a lot of vital organs in your abdomen or something…?

June 9, 2013 / rescueninja

One Of These Things Is Not Like The Other

Doc: Have you taken anything for your sinuses?
Patient: Oh, just some antibiotics.
Doc: …What did you take?
Patient: Some Tylenol and when that didn’t work I took some Ibuprofen.

May 6, 2013 / rescueninja

Chief Complaint of the Night

As written on the sign in form:

“Feever and kidny”

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