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Medical Mishaps

Sometimes the truth is more amusing than fiction..........


A man comes into the ER and yells, "My wife's going to have her baby in the cab! The ER physician grabs his stuff, rushes out to the cab,
lifts the lady's dress, and begins to take off her underwear. Suddenly he notices that there are several cabs, and he's in the wrong one.

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A nurse at the beginning of the shift places her stethoscope on an elderly and slightly deaf female patient's anterior chest wall. "Big breaths," instructed the nurse. "Yes, they used to be," remarked the patient.

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One day I had to be the bearer of bad news when I told a wife that her husband had died of a massive myocardial infarct. Not more than five
minutes later, I heard her reporting to the rest of the family that he had died of a "massive internal fart."

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 I was performing a complete physical, including the visual acuity test. I placed the patient twenty feet from the chart and began, "Cover your right eye with your hand." He read the 20/20 line perfectly. "Now your left." Again, a flawless read. "Now both," I requested. There was silence. He couldn't even read the large E on the top line. I turned and discovered that he had done exactly what I had asked; he was standing there with both his eyes covered. I was laughing too hard to finish the exam.

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A nurses' aide was helping a patient into the bathroom when the patient exclaimed, "You're not coming in here with me. This is only a one-seater!"


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During a patient's two week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed his doctor that he was having trouble with one of his
medications. "Which one?", asked the doctor. "The patch". The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours and now I'm running out
of places to put it!" The doctor had him quickly undress and discovered what he hoped he wouldn't see....Yes, the man had over fifty patches on his body! Now the instructions include removal of the old patch before applying a new one.

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While acquainting myself with a new elderly patient, I asked, "How long have you been bedridden?" After a look of complete confusion she answered, "Why not for about twenty years-when my husband was alive."

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 And of course, the best is saved for last....

 A nurse caring for a woman from Kentucky asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?" "It's very good, except for the Kentucky Jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied.

The nurse asked to see the jelly and the woman produced a foil packet labeled.... ...."KY Jelly


[Submitted by K.A. Brink, RN]

Cute Angina?

A doctor came out of a patient's room. So the nurse went in to check on her patient. There she found the husband scratching his head and frowning. "What's wrong?" asked the nurse.

"Well, I don't think that doctor knows what he's talking about." The husband said. "Oh, Really?" Replied the nurse. "Yeah, He said my wife has acute angina. And I've seen it!""


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