Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Favorite Quotes from the ER:

So today I realized: I should cronicle the quotes from the ER.
The nurses say some hilarious things. I shall give you some examples...

Patient (who happens to be a very frequent flyer, about once a week for the last 2 months): This pain is excruciating! I can't handle it!
Nurse: No, your excruciating, but we handle you, all the time.

Here's a good one that I actually saw happened in and wow...it was good.

Nurse: On a scale of 1-10 how would you rate your pain?
Patient: um..
Nurse: Ok say 1 is no pain and 10 is torture, like hacking at your leg with a dull blade.
Patient: Wow...well its not torture but...maybe...2.

Another good one that you may not get unless you understand what the ER is like:

Nurse: Who's your primary doctor?
Patient: This one.
Nurse: This one being...
Patient: The ER doctor.
Nurse: You can't have the ER doctor be your primary doctor.
Patient: But I see him for everything...

Here's another one, I will add more too when I hear them:

Patient:This pain is killing me, you have to do something!
Nurse: No, pain doesn't kill. You might pass out, but the pain won't be what kills you so quiet down.


1 comment:

- Sarah :-) said...

Ha ha - sounds like you work with some fiesty nurses, man. That's GOT to keep things interesting.

I can't WAIT to hear more quotes and stories. My sister had some real doozies when she worked there...