I am working on a presentation on myths and legend in the emergency. Any ideas of such or where I could find could documentation to back my saying??
Mar 19, '07
Quote from swtooth
If you take an ambulance to the E.D. you will get seen quicker.
Are you kidding? Intermediate Care/Fastrac type patients who call an ambulance get sent out to triage to wait with everyone else in my ER. When we're backlogged, even the EMS pts who are truly ill have to sometimes wait several hours (while still on EMS stretcher, they're not even offloaded) as we juggle who's sickest..and its not rare that a pt coming in from the lobby is sicker than the EMS pt and bumps them.
(Do you work in an ER?)
Last edit by neneRN on Mar 19, '07
: Reason: spelling