Self-centered motorist - page 2
Today I was driving down the highway and about 6 ambulances go screaming by me. I figure it must be bad and sure enough, as I later find out, it is horrific. There are 3 cars rolled over and people... Read More
Dec 18, '07Joined: Nov '06; Posts: 20,715; Likes: 23,954Ugh. How thoughtless.
Critical means critical, people.
Dec 18, '07Occupation: RN ICU Specialty: Accepted...Master's Entry Program, 2008! ; Joined: Sep '06; Posts: 535; Likes: 50Quote from bethinIn Illinois it is a $10,000 fine and up to 14 years in jail.I've become indifferent to these types of people. I see so much of them everyday that I've stopped thinking "wow, what an (insert expletive)."
In Indiana it is a law that if you see a police car on the side of the road/highway/interstate that you MUST change lanes if you can safely or slow down considerably. 99% follow this rule but that nasty 1% actually speeds up. Also, those that drive dangerously fast in school zones and construction zones infuriate me. It always puts a smile on my face though when that big SUV flies by me in a construction zone with a bumper sticker that says "drive carefully, I care about my kids", only to be pulled over and fined heavily - $1000 in my state plus a possible jail sentence for reckless driving.
Really, the signs are quite large and orange and clearly state that speeding is a $1000 fine and up to 9 years in prison. Sorry, if you get pulled over in a construction zone with those signs, IMO, you're just being stupid.
I have decided that people have completely forgotten how to drive. Turn signals have not only become "optional" they are completely forgotten. Along with blind-spot check and just regular common courtesy.
Dec 18, '07Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 121; Likes: 28What do they do in the ER for a toothache? Don't they just tell them to call a dentist?
Dec 18, '07Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,781; Likes: 48,177If it is the weekend and no dentist available - and if it is infected - then antibiotics and pain meds.
Dec 18, '07Occupation: rn-er,nicu Specialty: 12 year(s) of experience in ER, NICU, NSY and some other stuff ; Joined: Aug '00; Posts: 1,939; Likes: 232Quote from canoeheadMKy pat answer is that we do not give out that information. But, if you are having an EMERGENCY then come on in and we will be happy to see you.It took me 3 years, but if anyone calls to see if we are busy in the ER I say, "yes" every time. If anyone triaged or admitted asks how long the wait is I double my estimate. I cannot control the time, and if we do better than I guessed people are happy. I say, make the people happy!
I keep thinking that some day some will say to himself....."Hmm this really isn't an ermergency, I guess I will make an appointment with my doctor..."