While doing a physical on a volunteer patient, noticing he could not keep still.
Me: How are we doing here, sir?
Pt: Not so good. I think that stomach upset from this morning...I think it's back.
Pt: I think I'm going to throw up.
Me: ?! Hold on, let me grab the bin for you.
After a vomiting bout, the patient starts to feel an urge to use the washroom. With some help from a nurse, we help him out but were unable to reach the washroom after he becomes dizzy. A doctor passes by and notices.
Dr: Whoa, what's going on here. Sir, are you okay?
Pt: I don't know, I really don't feel good.
Dr: We should get you checked out just to make sure you're okay.
While the patient is put into a bed and taken to the emergency department, my tutor returns.
Tutor: Tom...what did you do?
Tutor: I said take a history and physical, not send him to the ER.