I apologize if that was our ER. Its an open floor concept and sound really carries down each hall. I could easily see the "there's no chest pain" laugh of relief taking place; chest pain is like a magic word that opens up a series of doors that cannot be closed once opened - Iv's, xrays, EKG, monitoring, O2, labs (including a d-dimer, which will probably be slightly positive which would lead to a Ct-chest r/o PE) So please don't take it personally. Hope ya'll are feeling better! After sitting in the waiting room for 2.5 hours I'm sure I'd be pretty irritable too! Like someone else did mention, nurses destress of cope in weird ways. I've laughed in many a code... Not because I wasn't interested or invested what I was doing, its just how I handle the stress.