Ok...as I start out most of my posts on this board...I am not a nurse..yet..I graduate in May, I am an EMT-B, so I have done some work in an ER...no nursing work besides a couple days as a student...not anything like really being a nurse..my disclaimer..so no one feels the need to flame the non-nurse
In my town we have to ER's and lately they have been advertising their "Fast Track" departments...you know for the non critical patients..well now since the competition is heating up one of the hospitals is advertising that they will see you in 30 min or less in the hospital fast track...OK..I can only imagine that they are getting completely flogged with non emergent cases...I mean I take my daughter to urgent care...a clinic type, when she has an ear infection and her DR is not working...we wait an hour and a half...I am thinking man I should have taken her to the ER...I would be done by now...but I just cannot do that ER's are for EMERGENCY's. But I think the hospitals are digging themselves a hole here...I mean they complain about non emergent cases coming there...and then they do this!!! I feel bad for the staff cause you know it is not up to them....how would you ER nurses feel if your hospital was doing this...and if your hospital did do this...how did it affect your jobs???
Mar 1, '07
30 minutes or it's free? Yep - sounds too much like pizza delivery.
Last edit by EricJRN on Mar 1, '07