In Emergency Medicine we don’t get the lovey-dovey stuff so often with patients. We see patients at their worst. We try to get a big picture as to what’s going on with them, stabilize them and then ship them off. Sometimes before we even get to even know them, they’re out to another room or holding area so we can get another one in. All the stuff they teach in nursing school about getting to know your patients is for floor nurses. But I have a lot of respect for them. We’re hard in the ER. Our skins are tough, probably from all the sweat from running around.