20 September 2009

Here's a Tip...

  • Don't bring your 6 month old child into the ER complaining of 104 fever at 2 am and then be utterly shocked when your child's temp is in fact 98.7 and you indeed have to wait to see the doctor for more than 10 minutes
  • Don't expect to go to the back of the ER when you have beaten the ambulance which is carrying your mother in. Sorry that you didn't just drive her yourself.
  • Don't expect that if you come into the ER by ambulance that you are automatically going to be seen as soon as you enter thru the doors. That's not the way it works.
  • Don't assume that if the waiting room is empty that the back of the ER is empty too. We have 37 rooms + 6 hall beds; they might all be full.
  • Don't assume that if the waiting room is full that the wait time in the ER is 7 hours. All those people in the waiting room could be family members for one patient.
  • Don't bring your entire family with you to the ER. The rooms are small. And the waiting room gets crowded.
  • Don't leave your two year old unattended so that you can _______. NEVER leave your child alone.
  • Don't assume that the person sitting next to you complaining of stomach pain is any less important than you are. He/she may have more than just stomach pains. And you may not, in fact have the worst illness known to man.
  • Don't jump out of a moving vehicle. No matter what you think, the end result is not going to be pretty.
  • Don't underestimate the power of vomit.


Jennifer W. said...

I just couldn't have said it better myself. But I will add, thank God I don't have to care for adults. YUCK!