What is your most ridiculous call?

Handsome Robb

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Got dispatched for a possible OD. PD is on scene and fills us in. Find a 19yo M AAOx4 sitting on the couch. Start talking to him and everything seems fine except he's kinda going off on tangents about wanting fast food. Come to find out apparently cops where next door and he freaked thinking he was getting raided so he decided to eat very quickly a 1/2 pound of weed. He then called 911 claiming he believed he was ODing but refused to give any info on what he took so PD and dispatch thought it was something more severe so natraully they call us.
I call BS. Not on your story on his story, that's a lot of weed, volume-wise.
 

RocketMedic

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Joker face.
 

RedAirplane

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I once asked a patient what medications he takes, and he handed me various Pharmacy pill bottles with marijuana in them.
 

johnrsemt

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Dispatched to a house for a potential dog bite: en route while questioning dispatch via MDT they responded "That is what the police said". Upon arrival found a person holding onto the K-9 keeping his mouth shut with both hands. Police wanted EMS there because they knew he would be bit; person wanted them to come get the dog so he wouldn't get bit.
He got chewed on pretty good
 

RedAirplane

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Dispatched to a house for a potential dog bite: en route while questioning dispatch via MDT they responded "That is what the police said". Upon arrival found a person holding onto the K-9 keeping his mouth shut with both hands. Police wanted EMS there because they knew he would be bit; person wanted them to come get the dog so he wouldn't get bit.
He got chewed on pretty good
So the patient had his hands around the K9's mouth?
 

RedAirplane

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Yes holding the jaws shut
Wow.

I love dogs and hate to see anything happen to one, but given the sanctity every human's life, would it be bad to consider sedation of the dog to permit the patient to escape uninjured?
 

ViolynEMT

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I went to a call (at 0500 after only getting 2 hours of sleep) for a guy that couldn't feel his legs. He was standing outside waving us down when we got there. o_O
 

DesertMedic66

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Wow.

I love dogs and hate to see anything happen to one, but given the sanctity every human's life, would it be bad to consider sedation of the dog to permit the patient to escape uninjured?
How do you plan on sedating the dog?
 

johnrsemt

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Yes Police K-9; police were saying "let go of the dog's mouth and take the biting like a man". After being on scene for a few minutes I suggested bean bagging the guy, cause he would let go. He finally let go, and was bit and we wrapped it and went back to station.

Another Dog bite, guy hid under the porch and the K-9 found him. As he was crawling out: As in "crawl out or the dog gets to come get you" the moron decided the dog was too close and punched him in the nose to get him to move. Dog moved, that guy ended up with surgery he was ripped up so bad.
 

MS Medic

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Had to respond to a man who said his " water broke."
 

Scmedic08

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Well...been catching you know what lately being the butt of a few jokes. So we had a call recently for a woman who had a syncopal episode in her kitchen. AOS to find female sitting cross leg on floor c/a staying she became dizzy and collapsed. No witnesses on scene and denies any head/neck/back pain and believes she did not hit her head on fall. PT wishes to be transported for exam. So assessment completed and all is well and off to the rig. 3 cars pull up and the front lawn and instantly became a family reunion. All the while we're going to the rig, people start dropping. Literally. 3 people dramatically passed out and scene instantly turned to chaos with family freaking out. So in the midst of everything going on I radiod to dispatch the first thing the slipped from my tongue. "Central EMS 2, can you dispatch LE and an additional unit, everyones falling out over here" so of course everyone nearby starts showing up and after all said and done, I'm the butt of majority of jokes. Really wanted to radio into the ER, inbound with a near-sympathetic episode. But the super would probably frown upon that.
 

IDrago

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During my last ride along as an emt student we got dispatched to a private residence for a woman who called 911 and hung up on dispatchers. We arrived on scene to find a female approximately 70 y/o sitting up in a wheel chair. We asked why she called 911 and she said she had **** herself. Upon closer inspection of her bed we did indeed confirm that she had **** herself and apparently the entire bed. Pt denied transport to ED so when asked what she wanted is to do she said she wanted help getting up to her walker. So we did and she proceeds to hop on one foot using the walker and makes her way to the bathroom where she makes a failed attempt at changing her pants so she calls for help. At this time the engineer, 2 medics, and the EMT all look at me the EMT student and say "go for it". It was at this point that the naive and eager "save all the lives!" attitude suddenly came to a grinding halt. I proceeded to help her out her pants on at which time she says to me
Pt: "oh you guys all have some big boots"
Me: "yes ma'am" (should of seen what was coming next)
Pt: "you know what that means?"
Me: "yes ma'am...big socks. Now let's get these pants on"
Needles to say it was an interesting way to close out my ride alongs.
 

46Young

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There exists a frequent flier that likes to eat at different restaurants, and when it comes time to pay, he complains of chest pain, and takes a txp to get out of paying the bill. After the fourth time I had police respond. Making sure to not impact pt care, they took his picture, recorded his demographics, and distributed his info to area restaurants.

This same human once walked into a children's dance studio while they were in session, and complained of chest pain again. We asked him to walk to the cot outside the studio. He said it was too difficult to walk, which prompted me to point out that he had to walk up the stairs to get into the studio in the first place.
He walked without difficulty.
 

Jim37F

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So instead of going to the most recent unread post, for whatever reason when I clicked the link in the "New Posts" area it took me to page 1 of this thread where after reading a bit I found this from a post way back in 2008:
I remember reading this question as a sample history taking example...
"So, sir... what about this condition that you have had for 2 months turned it into an emergency at 3:00 this morning"
And it perfectly describes my reaction to a call if had the other week. It was one of those shifts, every call BLS (subtract the "L" to get an apt description of said calls) and sure enough we get a call at 3 am, 60 something yo my pt found sitting upright on bed inside home, a&ox4, GCS 4-5-6 (15) cc diarrhea for 2 weeks. No abdominal pain, no nausea, no vomiting, no blood in urine or stools, no pain anywhere, no other complaints just diarrhea "I get a funny feeling in my stomach and then I have to go to the bathroom". So naturally enroute to the hospital I ask pretty much the exact same question quoted, and the answer was the guy just kind of shrugged his shoulders and mumbled something about just wanting to go to the hospital. He felt the exact same way as he had been all day and throughout his 2 weeks of diarrhea, he literally could not (or would not at least) articulate any particular reason why he decided to wait tocall 911 at 3am......

(And of course this wasn't even in my first in district, we were covering another station because both those units were out on calls)
 

ERDoc

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So instead of going to the most recent unread post, for whatever reason when I clicked the link in the "New Posts" area it took me to page 1 of this thread where after reading a bit I found this from a post way back in 2008:


And it perfectly describes my reaction to a call if had the other week. It was one of those shifts, every call BLS (subtract the "L" to get an apt description of said calls) and sure enough we get a call at 3 am, 60 something yo my pt found sitting upright on bed inside home, a&ox4, GCS 4-5-6 (15) cc diarrhea for 2 weeks. No abdominal pain, no nausea, no vomiting, no blood in urine or stools, no pain anywhere, no other complaints just diarrhea "I get a funny feeling in my stomach and then I have to go to the bathroom". So naturally enroute to the hospital I ask pretty much the exact same question quoted, and the answer was the guy just kind of shrugged his shoulders and mumbled something about just wanting to go to the hospital. He felt the exact same way as he had been all day and throughout his 2 weeks of diarrhea, he literally could not (or would not at least) articulate any particular reason why he decided to wait tocall 911 at 3am......

(And of course this wasn't even in my first in district, we were covering another station because both those units were out on calls)
I like to ask something similar when they have a complaint that has been ongoing. "So what did your doctor say about this when you called him?" They usually just look away and admit that they didn't call.
 
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