Dumbest Questions People Ask You

JW5974

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meh, in my mind, if I'm using the collar, I'm probably using the backboard- I just can't plausibly see a situation where c-spine is appropriate where we'd KNOW for the fact (without XR) that suspected trauma is confined above the T and L vertebra - and these things have an interesting way of NOT being symptomatic in the slightest at times.
Do they keep patients on backboards at the hospital? Even before radiology results? It's time we re-evaluate our practices. Not to mention multiple studies have proven that backboards do more harm than good.
 

ChrisEMTA

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The dumbest but cutest and innocent question I have had was a like elementary school boy refused to talk to his parents and he wanted to go to the hospital. So we come on down and he asked he with the most serious face am I pregnant? I couldn't help but smiley and tried so hard not to laugh. I ask why and he said his tummy hurts. I worked him up normal history and exam +vitals good. He seemed fine but that was so funny! Lol
 

IsraelEMS

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Yesterday I had a pt who asked me repeatedly if he was conscious.
Am I conscious?
Yes
Are you sure?
I am very sure.
Am I going to loose consciousness?
Unfortunately, no.
Well, how will I know if I loose consciousness?
Don't worry, If you suddenly loose consciousness I'll let you know.
Promise?
I promise. I'll let you know, I'll let the driver know. I'll even let the ER know.
oh, ok. Thanks.
 
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