Been working a lot with our EMR roll-out, trying valiantly to hold in “there!! right fucking there! that button right there!” from coming out of my mouth, but I did run across a couple of interesting things in the last couple of weeks.
Chief complaint: suicidal, constipation. Which came first? Maybe it was “I’m so constipated I want to kill myself.” I don’t know. Don’t want to know. Don’t even want to go there.
Chief complaint: rectal pain. On the same night as the World Naked Bike Ride. Coincidence? Maybe?
And bringing up the end, possibly the highest glucose reading I’ve seen: 1056mg/dl. Patient noted he rarely checks his sugars as they’re always high. Too bad the HgbA1c wasn’t back when I left. That probably would have been a winner too!