I think we all have those patients...you know, the ones who come in all the time, who really aren't the sharpest tacks, who just never seem to get it, who never bathe, who scare little children when they see them walking down the street, the ones who make you want to rol your eyes everytime you triage them, and the ones you draw straws to decide who gets them this week? I don't mean to be mean or anything here, but do you know the patients I am talking about? Sigh...we refer to them as The Far Side...again not to be cruel, but because if we can't laugh about some of the things we do we will cry instead.
Again, I don't mean to sound mean here, but I was just wondering...do you all have a Far Side crowd in your ER? Do you have a nickname for these patients?