O.K. all my E.R. brethren, I have what I believe is the absolute, hands down, no competition, circumstance of EMS Abuse, I have ever seen in 20++ years experience in E.R. Recently I was working a medium sized E.R. in rural Georgia. 7p-7a shift, atapproximately 11:30p an ambulance arrived with a male patient
who while walking the streets at night, fell into an open "manhole" apparently unmarked. He didn't fall to the bottom due to quick thinking on his part, he held his arms out away from his body, thereby catching himself before this disaster
was possibly compounded by a twelve foot vertical fall. He was not the abuser of EMS system, the twenty something male patient in the next ambulance was.
This guy had witnessed, the fall and also witnessed EMS picking
up the aforementioned patient. He was hitch-hicking/walking to his girlfriends house. Well a lightbulb must have switched "On"
because he then proceeded to call EMS to come and take him to E.R., Complaint; he was walking and got "Short of breath"
apparently this E.R. was closer to his girlfriends house. He didn't even bother to Register, he went immediately to the telephone,
(Provided Free in E.R. waiting room) and called her to come for him. Now I ask you can you top this?