An ER nurse has revealed the three things she would never do after seeing patients come in with injuries from them — adding that sometimes it even resulted in death.
Traveling nurse Lexwho uses she/she pronouns regularly shares her daily routine as a medical expert on her TikTok account, where she has more than 438,000 followers.
She recently revealed the several things she wouldn’t dare do after working in the emergency room.
From not setting foot on a motorcycle to never letting a chiropractor touch them, Lex described the horrors she’s witnessed that have prompted her to reevaluate.
Traveling nurse Lex has revealed the three things she’d never do again after seeing patients come in with injuries from them — adding them sometimes led to death
She regularly shares her daily routine as a medical expert on her TikTok account where she has more than 438,000 followers
Recently, the nurse revealed the several things she wouldn’t dare do after working in the emergency room
The viral clip has been viewed more than nine million times, and she began the video: “Three things my career as a nurse has taught me never to touch or do.”
The first thing the nurse revealed she would never do was get on a motorcycle.
“Number one, we’re going to start strong, motorcycles. Even with a helmet on, I’m telling you now, just ask for it,” she said.
“You can be the safest motorcyclist in the world, and I’m telling you now, if you’re on a highway at high speeds, with no closed, circulating object around you, you’re asking to be crushed like an insect.”
Avoid a trip to the ER! The three things Lex would never do
- Riding a motorcycle
- Use a propane tank
- Go to a chiropractor
According to the National Road Safety Service (NHTSA), motorcycle crashes will account for 14 percent of all traffic deaths by 2021.
In 2021, 5,932 motorcyclists died on the road – the highest number since 1975.
Motorcyclists are about 24 times more likely to die and four times more likely to be injured in a crash than passenger car occupants, according to NHTSA.
The second thing Lex said they avoided at all costs was propane tanks.
She said this was because she had seen patients come in after a propane tank exploded on them.
“I’ve had three, three patients where propane tanks exploded,” they continued.
“And it’s left them with debilitating burns.”
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commissionapproximately 600 propane tank explosions occur each year.
However, a Department of Energy study notes that the risk of a person dying from a propane explosion is one in 37 million.
According to Great Valley propaneexplosions can occur if the tank is left open and the gas supply is ignited by exposure to flame or high temperatures.
Although rare, propane tanks can sometimes burst when the pressure reaches a higher pressure than the tank can safely vent.
Finally, Lex revealed the third “controversial” thing she would never, ever do.
They explained that after seeing several patients come in with injuries or even die after seeing chiropractors, they swore off them.
Lex then described a case of a 26-year-old patient who died after having her neck modified.
The first thing the nurse revealed they would never do was get on a motorcycle because there is a higher chance of injury or death
She explained that after seeing multiple patients come in with injuries or even die after seeing chiropractors, she swore off them
“Last year in Seattle there was a 26-year-old woman who died after a chiropractor adjusted her neck,” Lex said.
“The biggest danger with chiropractors is when they adjust your neck because your spinal cord is lined with your vertebral arteries, you have one on each side.
“And any amount of rapid force in that area can cause those arteries to tear apart, and when those arteries tear apart, the blood that’s in them tries to clot to stop the bleeding, and when it does, it causes a massive stroke.
And that stroke goes straight to your brainstem, and brainstem strokes will kill you so damn fast we can’t even do anything, by the time we get to the hospital you’ll be fucking red.
“I’ve personally cared for two patients who had this exact scenario happen to them, but I’ve been in neuro-ICU when we had five.
While deaths from chiropractic injuries are rare, they can occur.
One study showed that there were 26 deaths due to a tear in a vertebral artery following a neck adjustment.
In 2016, Instagram and Snapchat star Katie May passed away at just 34 years old after suffering a stroke following a neck adjustment.
In a follow-up video, Lex said she would also never date a cop, hold fireworks, or go skydiving.