when I get a patient that is 110% faking seizures - oh and also he’s a prisoner.
so the poor guard comes out and is like “i think its happening again” and I’m like yup let me just stand there next to him and stare at the monitor while I put 2L of oxygen on him and pretend I’m doing something important.
Also - fun trick! (I learned it from a cop a few years back)
— are you wondering if its a true seizure?
break an ammonia capsule :D
do they react accordingly by suddenly changing their breathing through their nose, or pinch their eyes shut? (no seizure here folks)
or do they pretty much ignore its existence? (thats a seizure)
if they’re faking it they’ll also learn really quick to stop doing it when you’re on shift - to avoid having to smell the ammonia again.
fun little thing i did awhiles back– was teach my 7-year-old niece step by step how to make a simple gif. she came up with the idea (she is obsessed with pokemon) and drew a storyboard for it all by herself.
her excitement on seeing the finished result was just so priceless “its moving! its really moving!!” *feels like the coolest auntie ever* 😎
“What is this bullshit about what kind of person I am? Maybe I am someone who gives up! I don’t know! Why would you know what kind of person I am? Everyone is like: ‘what kind of person are you? you have to know who you are!’ What a fucking cliche.”