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By Any Means Necessary, Part 3

If you have the right mind for it, the ER is such an interesting place to work.

Federal EMTALA laws (which are just and necessary) mandates that there is no limit to the number of people that are admitted to the ER at any given time. Unlike any other area of the hospital, there is no point at which you can say “it’s now becoming unsafe and we aren’t accepting any more patients.” No matter how many show up, you have to find some way to deal with them. As you might imagine, this can create a very unstable environment. So how do we do it?

By any means necessary. 

Not enough staff?

Don’t have the right equipment?

No space left?

No problem.

Patient is found on the street, unconscious, with no pulse and no ID? We love this shit! We live to figure out impossible situations and try to help.

We never say no – it’s not an option. But if this stuff makes you crazy, we understand. There are plenty of other jobs that don’t have this kind of stress.

On the other hand, if you thrive in chaos and you’re not afraid of taking an active part in life and death situations, you’re going to like it here.

We always find a way.

By any means necessary.