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Top 20 frivolous Calls

Discussion in 'EMS Lounge' started by 46Young, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Handsome Robb

    Handsome Robb Youngin' Premium Member

    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    :rolleyes:

    I understand that's a frustrating call but how does that look in the public eye?

    Now what if he ends up with a cold exposure injury? Who's fault is it? I'm sure any decent lawyer could pin you up on a wall for that one.

    I didn't know Fire Medics were exempt from the less-than-stellar duties paramedics are called to help with.

    Stick your ass on the engine or truck and stay far away from the rescue, please.
  2. Linuss

    Linuss Active Member

    Location:
    DFW
    I've seen RNs with supposed collegiate degrees at a certain jail near by you do the same thing, not just LVNs.
  3. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

    Location:
    Red Dirt Country
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    I reckon so.
  4. usalsfyre

    usalsfyre You have my stapler

    You've seen the billboards around town for a "university just for nurses" around town? A co-worker checked it out. For a mere $100,00 you can get your RN spoon fed to you so that even if you barely speak, read or write English you can pass...
  5. Sasha

    Sasha New Member

    No. I win.

    Schizophrenic patient who put an ear plug in her ear, took it out, and wanted to go to the hospital for possible nerve damage despite the absence of pain.

    I. Win.
  6. mycrofft

    mycrofft Still crazy but elsewhere

    Location:
    Central California
    Sasha. Wins. !.

    [​IMG]
  7. Linuss

    Linuss Active Member

    Location:
    DFW
    You wouldn't happen to have the website or phone number to such a place, would you? You know... for research. Yeah, that's it... research. :ph34r:
  8. 46Young

    46Young Level 25 EMS Wizard

    Location:
    Shenandoah Valley, VA
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    I've personally seen providers from the privates, the hospitals, and also county run third service that are just as much of a skell as a fire based provider. Crappy providers are found in all types of systems.
  9. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMpTy eaRNer

    Location:
    Unincorporated Sacramento County
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Took me a minute at first to catch the problem... :rofl:

    Unfortunately, I seem to recall being told that the patient had their Oxygen turned "all the way up to 3 liters..." who was still SOB and heading towards cyanotic... more than once, only to be glared at by the Nurses when I wheeled the patient by on a NRB at 15 lpm... and obviously doing much better. :rolleyes:
  10. Akulahawk

    Akulahawk EMpTy eaRNer

    Location:
    Unincorporated Sacramento County
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Indeed. Sasha Wins!
  11. FireWA1

    FireWA1 Active Member

    Location:
    Washington
    I had a private emergency the other day that came in as hip pain but pt reported none it was a visiting nurse that called because the house was dirty. So i had to transport someone to the hospital because their house was dirty. That was an interesting short to the admitting rn.
  12. Handsome Robb

    Handsome Robb Youngin' Premium Member

    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Very true.

    There are brilliant, great fire medics out there. Unfortunately most of my encounters have been less than desirable.
  13. STXmedic

    STXmedic Forum Burnout Premium Member

    Location:
    Texas
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    This.

    :D
  14. RocketMedic

    RocketMedic Just Like Otters!

    Location:
    Red Dirt Country
    EMS Training:
    EMT-Paramedic
    Texas is awesome.

    I had a patient come into sick call for foot pain. Screaming that it hurt badly, and that he could not walk.

    I was really trying to ignore the fact that he'd ran up the stairs to get to the aid station and never even winced.
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  15. adamjh3

    adamjh3 Forum Culinary Powerhouse

    Location:
    San Diego
    What about an abcess on the cheek x5 days, saw their primary care 3 days ago and got an antibiotic script. Abcess has shrunk to about half size and is now draining a clear fluid in place of the thick white pus it was originally draining. They want an ER visit because of the clear fluid. At midnight on Friday night at one of the busiest hospitals in county.

    Why, Nurse, do you want to send the patient for a wound that is clearly healing well? At midnight, no less?
  16. DrParasite

    DrParasite Ambulance Driver

    No way..... The only way you could have been declared winner would be if the schizophremic patient had an ear plug in her ear connected to an audio device, and her complaint was hearing voices.

    now that would be epic
  17. Sasha

    Sasha New Member

    Until you get yelled at by a doll (her husband) I still win.
  18. mycrofft

    mycrofft Still crazy but elsewhere

    Location:
    Central California
    Uh...could you hear the, er, husband clearly?:unsure:
  19. britmedic

    britmedic New Member

    Location:
    UK
    Wow I have countless calls I could add

    A nurse who called 999 because she had a cold

    A regular who used to insert biro pens into his penis then call

    A man who used to call 8-10 times a day for various reasons like he was hungry, couldn't find his remote control and was cold.

    Not sure how it works in the states but here in the uk if you dial 999 and say i want an ambulance they will ask what the problem is and if you swear and hang up if the calls come from a landline we are sent to investigate!:rolleyes:
  20. adamjh3

    adamjh3 Forum Culinary Powerhouse

    Location:
    San Diego
    Do they dispatch an ambo, law enforcement, and fire for all hangups? Around here they just send LE non emergent most of the time.

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