Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Things That Get Me Mad (III)

With the department pretty backed up, I started re-vitaling patients in the waiting room while working triage last night.  I called up a young pregnant women with abdominal pain who had been waiting for just over an hour.

As I laid out my vacutainers and reached for a butterfly, she asked why she had not yet been brought back, and I explained that the department was very busy, there weren't any open beds, we bringing people back as fast as possible, etc.

Pt: "If my baby dies while I'm still waiting, who I get to sue?"

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