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I saw a woman the other day who faked a seizure by...

2008-05-12T17:10:00.000-05:00

I saw a woman the other day who faked a seizure by twitching her upper body and saying quite clearly "I'm having a seizure, helpmehelpme!" This oh so wonderful phrase alternated with the classic "I can't breathe" that was screamed between gasping breaths.



Thank you for the clarification.

2007-03-31T21:47:00.000-05:00

Thank you for the clarification.



no, she was brought in by her family for being 'un...

2007-03-31T17:42:00.000-05:00

no, she was brought in by her family for being 'unresponsive' but had normal vitals, reflexes, etc... the nurses, before i saw her, waved a little ammonia capsule under her nose and she 'woke up'. some do not approve of the use of ammonia capsules but they work when you are faking it.



"She came in here today faking a coma...."Are you ...

2007-03-31T17:38:00.000-05:00

"She came in here today faking a coma...."

Are you serious? I mean, I've seen faking syncope, but a coma?

Had she supposedly just arisen from the coma, and found the strength to bless you with her presence?



"Ladies and gentlemen, I can envision a day when t...

2007-03-22T13:19:00.000-05:00

"Ladies and gentlemen, I can envision a day when the brains of brilliant men can be kept alive in the bodies of dumb people."

-Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr



agree with justin... kick her to the curb. BTW, A...

2007-03-22T10:13:00.000-05:00

agree with justin... kick her to the curb. BTW, Anne Uumellmahaye says 'Hi'.



ah yes. the famous dr. froederich frankenstein. i ...

2007-03-22T00:02:00.000-05:00

ah yes. the famous dr. froederich frankenstein. i do not think he ever got to work with dr. hfuhruhurr though i'm sure they would have been fast friends.



Speaking of which brain to use, remember that brai...

2007-03-21T23:50:00.000-05:00

Speaking of which brain to use, remember that brain from "Abby Normal" in the movie "Young Frankenstein"? Heh!



i guess an easier way to say it is that we have to...

2007-03-21T22:59:00.000-05:00

i guess an easier way to say it is that we have to prove, every time, that she does not have an "emergency condition".



ah, good question. EMATAL does not define "emergen...

2007-03-21T22:54:00.000-05:00

ah, good question. EMATAL does not define "emergency condition". so, we are obligated to err on the side of safety. this patient looked sick and we all thought she was FOS, BUT, every once in a while these patients are sick. it's the whole "boy who cried wolf" syndrome. i would rather work these patients up completely than be hauled into court for an EMTALA violation or a missed diagnosis.



If this is ignorant, please excuse me: I thought E...

2007-03-21T22:45:00.000-05:00

If this is ignorant, please excuse me:

I thought EMTALA only required the treatment of emergency cases. This woman seems fine. She claims to have "non-emergency" symptoms that you can't recreate in the ED. Why would you treat her without getting her to front the cash. ED's are for emergencies, correct? Tell her to hit the road.



Out of the 80 people I triaged today, I would say ...

2007-03-21T20:26:00.000-05:00

Out of the 80 people I triaged today, I would say that at least 50% of them had been seen in the last 3 days! Crazy People!



Had one of those recently. 61 visits in a little ...

2007-03-21T20:04:00.000-05:00

Had one of those recently. 61 visits in a little under 3 years. WOW. Her bills were in the millions. Oh yeah, she was not a millionaire.