Pick up the chart – triage note says "86 year old gentleman complaining of abdominal pain since World War II". Now what the %@*! am I going to do about that at 3am? Give me a break!
I love the phone calls of people trying to make a reservation in the ER or want to get registered as a patient before they show up so they don’t have to wait. You clearly don’t have an emergency, moron.
We recently had an irate family in the ED because their two year old had to wait 45 minutes to be evaluated for a hamster bite to the finger. My colleague handed them a band-aid and then said, "Oh, I guess I will put it on since you have come to the Emergency Room."
middle aged lady came in with a sore leg, i offered her some cocodamol with water to wash it down. she refused the water saying that she hadn’t drank water for 20 years since the doctor told her she had a ‘water infection’!! she only drank coca cola now! great for her dentist, bad for us! Idiot!!
Parents decided to bring their 10yo child in tonight, 1 hour before midnight with a lump in the nostril. The mind boggles. I guess that at least they didn’t call an ambulance.