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Dumbest Questions People Ask You

Discussion in 'Did That Just Happen?' started by sirengirl, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. AGreatFuture

    AGreatFuture Forum Probie

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    Lol does asking too many questions about the job bother you guys?
     
  2. NomadicMedic

    NomadicMedic formerly DEmedic

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  3. Handsome Robb

    Handsome Robb Youngin' Premium Member

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    My stock answer is you don't want to know. Or I'll pick some gory trauma.

    Or occasionally if I'm feeling like a real ******* I'll tell them and they tend to not really have anything to say when I'm finished.


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  4. E tank

    E tank Forum Captain

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    I just tell 'em. In seven words. They don't usually believe me, but that generally ends it.
     
  5. Chimpie

    Chimpie Site Administrator Community Leader

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    Off topic posts removed.
     
  6. LiveForTheTones

    LiveForTheTones Forum Crew Member

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    Pt c/o one sx and one sx only.

    Me: And how long has that been going on for?
    Pt: What? The -insert the one sx they c/o-
    Me: No. the other reason why you're here. -_-


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  7. E tank

    E tank Forum Captain

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    So...you need a lot of school for that?
     
  8. LiveForTheTones

    LiveForTheTones Forum Crew Member

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    Not necessarily. Just a lot of patience.
     
  9. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    I think he was replying to the thread title:).
     
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  10. LiveForTheTones

    LiveForTheTones Forum Crew Member

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    And that's usually my answer to the people that ask that question. :)


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  11. VentMonkey

    VentMonkey Crackpot Premium Member

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    Touché.
     
  12. Chase

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    Hey, I am the Flight Nurse...."Oh do they let you fly the helicopter?!"
     
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  13. DrParasite

    DrParasite The fire extinguisher is not just for show

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    absolutely.... we even let the pilots start IVs and and give sick people medications.
     
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  14. EMS HOT BOX

    EMS HOT BOX Forum Probie

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    Ha ha ha, lol.
     
  15. bakertaylor28

    bakertaylor28 Forum Lieutenant

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    My personal favorite (coming from a frat-guy type while mingling at a Christmas party) :


    "can i take (insert an obscene amount) of (insert OTC drug here) without overdosing?" plus the gold standard: "can an overdose of "X" drug be treated"

    to which I reply:

    "Maybe, maybe not. It all depends. However there is no treatment for stupidity, and stupidity is lethal at least 50 to 75 per cent of the time."

    Follow up question:

    "So how do you test for stupidity?..."

    I told him I'd get back to him on that, and kindly removed myself from the conversation.
     
  16. JW5974

    JW5974 Forum Ride Along

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    Once on a long distance transport (about 300 miles) my patient asks if we can stop for coffee and food. He had no reason to be NPO and I was hungry. Waffle House it is.
     
  17. luke_31

    luke_31 Forum Asst. Chief

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    That's common. I've stopped at gas stations before because the patient needed to pee and they were ambulatory. No need to use a urinal if the patient is more then capable of walking on their own. I'm surprised they didnt plan a meal break for the patient on the trip, 300 miles is a long way to go without getting hungry.
     
  18. JW5974

    JW5974 Forum Ride Along

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    Company policy not to allow the patient to walk. Stupid I know. Some rules are meant to be broken. Plus I was preventing PE's.
     
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  19. luke_31

    luke_31 Forum Asst. Chief

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    Not something I have to worry about where I work, if they can walk, then they will walk. Also if we arrive on scene and have more then one patient and only one or none actually needs to be on the stretcher we will take as many will fit in the truck.
     
  20. bakertaylor28

    bakertaylor28 Forum Lieutenant

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    That works right up until you have multiple patients needing c-spine precautions. Then, good luck fitting more than two in the same rig and still be able to work without stepping on someone. :)
     

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