posted on Mar, 3 2019 @ 10:16 AM
a reply to: Saiker
Yes, it is there that you see the world for what it truly is. I meet people that from all walks of life, from the rich and famous to the people that
don’t ever leave their house because sometime or another everyone will likely need the services of emergency medicine.
I also see people at their worst. With the increasing population and amount of immigrants coming in, we cannot see and treat everyone in a “timely
manner”. We get up 6 hour waits some days, and we are considered a small town. We take people based on priority and you would be astonished at what
you would see. People fake seizures and fake passing out in the waiting room, people yelling and cursing at us.
Crazy story: I was the nurse at the front desk where you check in, so it is my job to evaluate a person by looking at them as they check in and from a
few questions to get a sense of what’s going on. Well, a man in his late 20’s was dropped off at the door with a stab wound in his chest with
blood squirting out everywhere. I immediately brought him back for medical care and someone in the waiting room had the nerve to come to the desk
yelling at me. “I HAVE BEEN HERE LONGER, WHY DID HE GET TO GO BACK BEFORE ME?!” People can be absolutely ridiculous.
This is where my ability to remain very calm comes in handy, I just look at people when they they do this, with a genuine smile, and calmly explain
the triage process and go about my business.