Friday, July 10, 2009

The Birds and The Bees

Honesty is always the best policy for a patient in the ER, especially at triage.  The nurse needs a complete and accurate understanding of the patient's problem in order to triage them appropriately.

That said, the young woman who presented with abdominal pain following intercourse probably could have skipped over the protracted and extremely detailed description of her experience while her mother stood by her side nodding.

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