There have been times that I feel crappy about discharging some (not all) of our homeless folks especially when the weather is really cold and really hot because I know they have no where to go. The shelters are close already by time of d/c and some sign back in with a random complaint just to have a warm/cool place to stay in. Am I the only one?
**I'm talking when it is calm, no traumas or real sick pts in the ED.
We let them hang out in the waiting room after discharge until the buses start running.
We will even give them a bus pass to catch the bus to the shelter.
Last edit by shoegalRN on May 27, '13
: Reason: grammer