Sunday, March 30, 2008

A Quickie

Deborah Peel fell down some steps the other day and was brought in by ambulance. The EMS radio report included the words,"We've got her immobilized on a backboard, but we don't have a c-collar on her because it won't fit." It also included the words, "She's complaining of abdominal pain and thinks that she might be 2 weeks pregnant."

Guess how many people it took to move her from the ambulance gurney to ours?

I overheard her nurse say, "I ain't doing a pelvic on her. Her U-preg is gonna be negative if I have to go to the lab and pee on the stick myself!"

***She was just fine, and no, she wasn't pregnant. Neither was her nurse.

8 comments:

MonkeySister said...

Thank you. I know it took a lot to HIPPA-fy that and the little people who stalk your blog appreciate it. Now go take a nap.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry but I don't get it. She was that fat? Is that the part I missed?

LadyBugCrossing said...

Hahahahaha!!!

xo
LBC

Anonymous said...

Hey, I'm a RN too and I have a story about a big lady who came in and there was a ham sandwich found under her breast roll! You are so funny and true to the job! Rock on!

kvegas911 said...

LOL. Bariatric patient pelvics stink ewwwwwwwwww! Plus too much manpower to get to the ...er... examination point.

EE said...
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EE said...

I love it when I have to roll up towels and shit just to stabilize c-spine because a friggin' c-collar won't fit cause their necks to fat, err, broad...IV bags work good for stablization in a pinch too.

CountyRat said...

Someone please tell me how to get this visual out of my mind!