Monday, April 28, 2014

Foot Tickler

I already assessed my patient who was here with a complaint of leg pain. I had forgotten to mark his pedal pulses, so I entered his room. He was talking on the phone which normally I mind, but in this instance, all I had to do was mark his pulses. He continued to talk, so I decided to just do what I came to do.

"Hey Joe, I've got to get off the phone, there's a nurse who just walked into my room."
Then he laughed.
"Yeah. Yeah. Listen, I've gotta go - this hot nurse is tickling my feet and drawing smiley faces on them."

I stopped what I was doing and looked up at him.
He gave me this big smile, wiggles his eyebrows up and down, and then continued talking.

I silently pointed at him then shook my finger to say no, no, no and left the room.
Some people are amusing.


  1. OK, note to self: Do not continue to talk on phone when Medic comes in make assessment.

    So he may have messed up there, and I suppose him making his own assessment was kind of iffy.... but far be it from me to disagree with it! :)

  2. Ha! The 'drawing smiley faces' comment really amused me - it was an 'X"!