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Thursday, November 12, 2009
What do vegetable juice, milk, and worms have in common?
The answer? My patients! Here are a couple of word-for-word triage notes from a recent shift:
Patient states she thinks someone put something in her vegetable juice this am at 0500. She says that she woke up and drank the juice and shortly after she felt "like my stomach was swelling up and then I had nasty orange diarrhea". Pt states she then drank 1/2 gallon of milk and then had the more diarrhea, this time a lighter orange. Pt appears in no acute distress in triage. Pt states she feels fine now.
Patient with chief complaint of "I have an abscess on my head and i found a worm in it."