A couple of months back I wrote some of my ER rants. Well, it's been a while so here is part II.
1.) You wanna leave? Go ahead. You think I will stop you?
2.) You have a bullet in your leg and you are arguing with me about an 18 gauge IV needle?
3.) You had this back pain for three days and didn't think about taking any OTC pain reliever?
4.) So, you have been vomiting and have nausea at the moment but want to know when dinner is being served?
5.) So you're proud of not smoking cigarettes but proudly declare your habit of smoking marijuana?
6.) You didn't go to dialysis because you didn't feel good? Maybe it's because you missed two dialysis appointments!
7.) I love Mondays when people come in complaining of "chest pains." After all cardiac enzymes and EKGs are done they casually asks if the buffalo wings, nachos, beers, spicy bowls of chilis, and fried mozzarella sticks have anything to do with the pain.
8.) "I cam to the ER because the only appointment my doctor had was too early in the morning." Yeah, instead you spend over 8 hours here.
9.) A new resident ordering all the lab work in the world, cultures, and tests for a temp of 100.
10.) A diabetic having a picnic on her stretcher of KFC chicken and gulping down a 2liter of Coca-Cola.