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What is your most ridiculous call?

Discussion in 'Did That Just Happen?' started by ErinCooley, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. StCEMT

    StCEMT Forum Deputy Chief

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    This is when I don't mind not working 24's. :D
     
  2. johnrsemt

    johnrsemt Forum Deputy Chief

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    Resp distress patient, at 0300. I asked her when it started and she said 2. Not bad till she said the previous afternoon. I asked why she waited so long to call us. She answered "I didn't want to bother you when you were busy" Nice of her to think of us that way
     
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  3. Striker911

    Striker911 Forum Ride Along

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    Not our call but local. Patient presented with his unit stuck in a beer bottle. Was drunk.

    Two weeks later, same patient, same circumstances.

    Some people don't learn.
     
  4. johnrsemt

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    Maybe he was trying to get a different outcome or his wife was trying to get it amputated
     
  5. redundantbassist

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  6. Allie Tee

    Allie Tee Forum Ride Along

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    Got a call to the country jail. Showed up and was met by some of the sheriffs downstairs and one of the med staff. Our medic asks whats going on as we head upstairs. "He's spontaneously paraplegic." What? "He can't move and he's not responsive. We know he's not faking because we raised his arm over his head and dropped it and he slapped himself in the face." Okay... We get up to the room to find the patient lying on their bed, naked, blinking extremely fast but otherwise "unresponsive". There was probably three days of uneaten food trays next to him. Medic asks if they have been drinking or eating. "Oh yeah, he's eaten all his meals." Pointed look at the trays and cups untouched by the sink. "Okay.. What's his name?" (we'll call him Trevor) "Trevor, can you hear me? Trevor?" Sternal rub, no response. Medic goes to open his eyes and check pupils and the guy flinches and moves away. "Okay Trevor." Does a full set of vitals, the ambulance shows up, and we get ready to leave. Captain asks "Why didn't you insert an OPA? Gotta make sure that airway is patent" with a wink. I just about died laughing.
     

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