Friday, October 23, 2009

True Story

Pt: "Don't worry, I understand.  I heard there were a lot of trauma patients tonight; you guys gotta take care of them first.  I know you'll get to me as soon as you can."

Me: (Stunned silence)

While no patient in the ER is more important than any other, some are more critical, and traumas always get first dibs on things like CT scans.  To have a patient not only understand that, but endorse the idea while waiting patiently on a busy night left me speechless.  

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