I'm sorry I'm not one to usually complain about what kind of patients come to the ED cuz gee it's job security right? But lately--over the past several months our drunk load has gone out of this world. One night 4 out of seven monitored beds were holding drunks to sober up.(In monitored area only because that's the only beds you can easily see) The police- who I normally love- brought them in because they were drunk, no assaults, no major falls,-1 had a skinned knee, no trauma, no complaints--just too drunk! I guess I'm just curious is this happening elsewhere--I thought they could take you home or lock you up overnight for public intox.We were lucky that night no cardiac patients to speak of and the folks were calm -we just iv'd em and slept em. MMMM maybe I should start a drunk babysitting sevice with a doc anda nurse some techs.... we'll draw their blood etoh, IV em and babysit till sober. It would clear out the Er and make me some money!!LOL:chuckle Thanks for the vent!