Posts Tagged ‘ funny ’

Consequences and repercussions

Funny story that happened a medic. Please, no one attempt to reproduce, you could get into a lot of trouble with the hospital staff.

Close to where I work there is an emergency room where the restrooms can easily be opened from the outside by just sliding the unlock mechanism and pulling the door open, it’s a safety feature for patients. Well one medic went into the restroom after delivering a patient and kept getting pestered by his partner from outside the door. We’ll call the medic inside Pete and the one annoying him Dick.

Dick would keep messing with Pete just outside the restroom door. This annoyed Pete. On the way out Pete triggered the emergency button in the restroom. Dick walked in and sat down to handle his business. Moments later there was a knock on the door, a nurse was asking if everything was alright. She was accompanied by a security guard and a tech. Dick of course didn’t buy it was a nurse, he was sure it was someone from registration Pete had put up for the job.

After a few knocks the nurse asked if he was ok, Dick answered he was in a lot of pain. Not even two seconds later the door was unlocked and open and somewhere, obviously not in my possession, there is a video of this classic moment. In all honesty Dick might have been telling the truth, he sure was straining as the door swung open.


Combat medic


Beer is good

This was posted on a sister blog site. It was quickly the biggest blog on that sites history. Very funny with everything that blog posts, but it is a pretty neat little picture. Does anyone know where it originally can be found?




A little bit of ems humor

I overheard this a few days back, as a student talked to the paramedic she was doing ride outs with,

“I can’t wait until I have my first full arrest and bring them back, you know a real save.”
The paramedic looks over and straight into the students eyes and says, “You know saving a life isn’t just CPR, IVs and intubations, sometimes we save a person’s life just by taking them out of a bad nursing home.”

A decade of emergency work teaches you things.

Combat Medic, true story.



I guess students are the same everywhere.

The Probie to Practitioner blog just posted a story about ems students and their training on scene safety. They did bring one up I haven’t heard: sharks!

Here’s the link: Probie to practitioner freshwater shark

The problems of EMS, students miss the simple steps.

So a student is doing ride outs and after a particularly dirty nausea and vomiting call he is shown how to clean and disinfect a unit. The day continues and after a few calls there is a distinct smell of vomit permeating the air. The trash can is checked and nothing. The student is talked to and inspected but he comes up clean, the thought did cross minds that the student may have gotten his clothes dirty with the vomit from the patient.

Nothing doing, he comes up clean, but at the same time the smell of vomit is now clearly coming from the student. He is asked if he could have dropped his gloves somewhere after handling the patient and his vomit. The student says no, he explains how he took great care to take off his gloves in the way he had been taught.

Then a look of understanding and disgust washes over him. He says, “I may have put my gloved hands in my pockets to get something,” looking at his pockets, “what should I do?”

“Don't put your hands in your pocket.”

The look of pain washes over him, “man my pockets are full of my stuff.”

Moral of the story: don't put dirty gloves in your pockets. Or maybe it's don't put your stuff in your pockets. Or you know what, no moral, it was just a funny story.