EMS brings us a patient: twenty-something male, c/o chest pain, dizziness, mild nausea, mild SOB. Turns white when we take blood, and green when we start an IV. Asks us if the EKG will hurt. He's hot, he's cold. He can't really say where his chest pain is. He complains that the CXR plate is cold. Asks if someone can call his mommy and let her know what's going on.
I go to the drug machine to get some meds for him. I wasn't sure of the spelling of his name. I ask the charge nurse, who's at the board to spell the name for me.
I asked him to spell it again, not getting it.
Ok. I GOT IT.
It was hard to keep a straight face with him after that.