Ok, in 10 years I don’t think I’ve ever seen the census quite this high – 82 patients in 25 beds, and it’s not even flu season yet. Hey, I was in triage and let me go on the record and say I tried my best not to miss anything – focusing my attention entirely on each patient as they tried to express to me while they were here. After what seemed like a hundred patients in 12 hours, trust me – it wasn’t easy.
But it’s one of the things I love about my job – I can just totally be in the moment and get lost in the work. To everyone else it must seem like total chaos, but to me I’m in my element.
Welcome to the ER! We’re open for business 24/7 and we never turn anyone away. Please bear with us – I promise you, we’re doing our best.