Thursday, March 1, 2012

Chief Complaint of the Night

Today we're putting a new twist on this, as inspired by NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." I'm gonna give you three ER scenarios, and you have to guess which one is an actual chief complaint from Hood Hospital. Are you ready?
Was it A) A 20 something man who checked in because he had a booger stuck in his nose that was hard and painful?
or was it B) another young gentleman who took his dog in and demanded the staff treat the dog for an injury, arguing that we were bound by law to do it?
or was it C)the couple who brought their toddler in because he smelled bad?
There is no prize, because in any scenario, somebody actually checked in for one of these, which means we all lose. Bragging rights only, you guys.

19 comments:

  1. As ridiculous as both A and B are, I'm gonna go with C.

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  2. i will go with A... the booger being a tumor.....

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  3. Well, no one's guessed B yet. But I'm guessing C.

    I think all three probably happened last night, but not in the same hospital. So the only question is which one happened at Hood Hospital?

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  4. All of the above!!

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  5. Such a hard choice, but I also am going to go with C - Oh, I hope it was a dirty diaper.

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  6. I was thinking all three too but if I have to pick just one I'm going with stinky kid and I bet he stuck some type of food in his ear about a week ago.

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  7. I'm going to go with C.

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  8. It's gotta be the dog. B - final answer.

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  9. All of the above, as hoodnurse stated.

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  10. I'm going with booger guy.

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  11. All of the above. Has to be.

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  12. without looking I will go with the painful booger. smelly toddler is a close second. I just love the idea of a guy coming in because a booger hurt when he tried to pick it.

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  13. Im going to go with the smelly toddler.
    Although once, on a cardiac floor I interned on, a patient was admitted along with her dog. Apparently the dog could smell hypoglycemia, but everytime the pt was low, the dog was asleep.
    We were required, by the higher ups, to even take the dog outside for walks/potty breaks.

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  14. For some reason the booger guy intrigues me. Ewwww!!! I'm going with A.

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  15. Ok, I'll play
    I'm going with booger dude. It's just the kind of thing to go along with man-cold.

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  16. I'm going all of them because you can't make any of that sh*t up.

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