"Oh, and don't harrass me about when you can bring the kid up; I might have to move another kid, have a room cleaned, change an assignment, the nurse may have to set up the room on her own" It's ok.. I don't mind explaining to parents why their extremely sick child is being cared for on a stretcher in the middle of the hallway, because we are boarding an ICU patient. This is why I love when other nurses (it was even mentioned in this post) think that all ED nurses should have ICU experience, but no one ever thinks that all ICU nurses should have ED experience. Please remember that when your 8-10 beds are full, you don't have to accept any more patients. When our 13 beds are full, we have to put kids in the hallways. We CAN'T stop ambulances from bringing sick children in. That is why I do, and will continue to harass the ICU about bringing the child upstairs.