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Yes, you can't predict the weather or illness. But how are your patient predictions? As in, as soon as the football game is over, the ER becomes flooded with patients..

Or the volume increases towards the end of the month when the food stamps are gone.

What kind of oddly predictable trends do you notice in your ER?

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emtb2rn has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B and works as a ER RN.

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Tuesdays after a 3 day weekend are insane, The entire week after thanksgiving is a belly pain and diabetic marathon.

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The drunkards come in 7am for breakfast, 12pm for lunch and 6pm for dinner....not a minute before or a minute after!

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ChristineN works as a RN.

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The drunkards come in 7am for breakfast' date=' 12pm for lunch and 6pm for dinner....not a minute before or a minute after![/quote']

See my ER's drunks just so up all day, with no regard to times, but with a sharp increase on Fri/Sat night.

Fri afternoons are when we tend to get the most pts by volume though. We figure it is a combination of clinics not wanting to wait til Mon to get test results back for something potentially emergent, and pts wanting to get whatever looked at before the weekend

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Sassy5d has 11 years experience and works as a RN.

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Thursdays seem to be the big day for vaginal problems

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ChristineN works as a RN.

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Thursdays seem to be the big day for vaginal problems

What?! I don't get that one....

Weekends are huge for pediatric pts at our adult/ped ER since all the ped offices are closed...

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Sassy5d has 11 years experience and works as a RN.

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What?! I don't get that one....

Weekends are huge for pediatric pts at our adult/ped ER since all the ped offices are closed...

I don't get it either.. Just works out to be consistency 'heavier flow' on Thursdays lol

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OlivetheRN works as a RN.

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Thursdays seem to be the big day for vaginal problems

Wednesday is our pelvic craze day

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CodeteamB has 5+ years experience and works as a Registered Nurse.

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My city has a big week long festival every summer, that is "drunk and stupid" week, followed closely by "pancreatitis week."

Monday mornings are the worst, and it's generally not emergencies, I call it the sick-note rush.

The Crazies really do come out at the full moon.

We also have a weather phenomenon that practically guarantees loads of migraines.

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The Crazies really do come out at the full moon.

I think only people that work in the health care system understand that this is true!

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Altra works as a staff / charge RN in a teaching hospital - I work .

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Laughing at the Vag Complaint Thursdays. I guess our weekends start a little later here -- Friday late afternoon - mid evening is Prime Vaginal Complaint Time. A coworker says it's about tuneups before ...

oh never mind -- I'll keep this PG-rated.

Sunday evenings are heavy with sick notes for those who know they just won't be able to face work/school/life in the morning.

A couple of weeks from now when everyone turns on their furnaces ... there will be a flurry of respiratory stuff. Winter brings an increase in falls, though significant decrease in overall trauma.

And yes, *emergencies* do seem to miraculously cease during major sporting events.

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itsnowornever works as a Studying like a madwoman until exit exams and NCLE.

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I won't see a pelvic pt for days until I'm the only female nurse in the ER. :/ then there's 10 a shift and I have to chaperone :/. I can look at the schedule and determine when we will get pelvic pain patients.

Friday afternoon to evening we get the nursing home mother load. People there hoping for low census I assume.

Monday mornings the pulled g-tubes come in- as a result of the low census and overworked remaining staff at said nursing homes I'm assuming.

Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs! :)

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