FAQ

Introduction
ERTards.com gives users a venue to vent their frustrations when dealing with patients or staff in emergency rooms around the world. There are a great deal of stupid people out there that have no idea what the word ‘emergency’ means. Their antics are often times amusing as are the assumptions by some staff members. The site is meant to be fun to read and can be enjoyed on a daily basis. Life in the ER is very different than the melodrama shown on TV (we’re talking about ER, it’s pretty close to Scrubs, though).

Who’s behind ERTards.com?
A couple of ER staffers who felt it was high time people outside the industry got a first hand view at the antics that grace all emergency rooms.

What’s this site all about?
ERTards.com contains a daily dose of life in emergency rooms and the antics by those swimming in the shallow end of the gene pool.

What do these abbreviation mean?
Here is a list of common abbreviations and acronyms found on the site:
02 = Oxygen
ASA = Aspirin
B/C = Because
BM, B/M = Bowel Movement
BP, B/P = Blood Pressure
Ca = Cancer/carcinoma
C/O = Complains Of
C/C = Chief Complaint
COPD = Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Dx = Diagnosis
ED = Emergency Department
Fx = Fracture
GSW = Gunshot Wound
HBD = Has Been Drinking
Hx = History
LAC = Laceration
MI = Myocardial Infarction (heart attack)
PO = By Mouth
PRN = As Needed
Pt = Patient
Rx, Tx = Treatment
SOB = Shortness of Breath
x = Times
YO, Y/O = Years Old

How does it work?
Quite simply: each user can contribute to the site and submit his own story by clicking on the ‘Submit’ link in the menu at the top of the page. To be published, your story will have to be approved by our team. As soon as your story is online, visitors can vote for it in two different ways: ‘I agree, what a tard’ when they agree or ‘You loose, get out’. These votes allow us to rank your stories in 2 categories: ‘Top Visits’ and ‘Worst Visits’. Both categories can be found in the menu at the top of the page.

I’ve just sent in my ‘tard, what happens now?
The ‘tard you’ve sent will be put through the moderation system, where our moderators will vote on whether they want to story to be published on the site.

Why has my ‘tard not been approved?
If it is poorly written or contains hate (racism or other bullshit) it likely will not make the site. Don’t worry about posting ‘gross’ stories as we like that sort of thing.

Does the site contain fake stories?
Any this is possible since we can’t verify the stories but from personal experience, i’m willing to believe even the most insane story. Working in the ER gives you insight to what people truly are like and it’s scary. If you don’t believe the stories, you’re likely one of the people that asks how long the wait is.

How do I keep in touch with ERTards.com wherever I may be?
The site functions on iPhones, Android, and other mobile devices. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook.

Why do you have ads on your site?
Ads help cover the costs associated with running and hosting the site. We apologize for blasting your entertainment with an ad for random items, it’s a sacrifice we have to make. If you would like to advertise with ERtards.com, visit our Advertising page for more information or contact us (see below).

How can I contact you guys?
Send your questions, praise or hate to contact@ertards.com