Friday, October 8, 2010

Documentation Funnies

26 y/o male presenting with approximately 5cm lac to dorsal surface of right hand near thumb from xacto knife approx 2 hours ago while installing carpeting. Moderate bleeding from laceration. Patient unable to flex/extend thumb.

Pain scale – “It feels like my wife sliced my hand open with a hot knife and my girlfriend poured vinegar into it”.

That descriptor conveys an incredible depth of emotion that leaves 10/10 looking rather bland.

6 comments:

Old MD Girl said...

That's a definite 11/10 if I ever heard one. I'd imagine he was still unsuccessful at receiving the coveted dilaudid PCA though....

;-)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Wow. That must hurt. Maybe they're into something kinky...

Jackie said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is a great way to describe pain!

xx
Jaxs

NP Odyssey said...

That's a good description.
I wonder if he had a nightmare like that? Wife and girlfriend tag-team and not in a good way.

burned-out medic said...

perhaps that's what REALLY happened...

TracyKM said...

And I thought my son had great describing skills, LOL!