Archives for August 6, 2006

Best Chief Complaint of the Night

Patient “A” is brought in by EMS, and a friend accompanies A.

EMS reports they were called for a seizure, and on arriving they found A to be having a lot of flailing behavior but not having a seizure.

A query of the friend elicits the following: A had ‘only’ had 5 or 6 mixed drinks and had three lines of cocaine, but friend was concerned because A does that a lot and doesn’t act oddly, and “I think someone put something in A’s drink”.

It’s sometimes difficult not to roll your eyes during the history and physical, but I tried.