Credit to little brother for finding one of the best memes I've seen in a while. But for real you guys. IRL conversation I had today.
Patient "I was here last week for such and such symptom, it hasn't gotten better so I called my doctor and he told me to come to the ER but I'm not sure why."
Me "Because it's Saturday"
Patient "Yeah, that's what I thought."
She was cool at least.
I'm at the triage desk on the reg now though, and it's the actual worst. I had multiple people get mad at me today because they didn't know their family/friends names and I couldn't find them. One of these situations resulted in us calling back to confirm the name of a girl who's boyfriend didn't know her actual name, only to find she didn't know his legal name either. Thankfully they were reunited when she was able to describe him as " the guy in the pot leaf hat". It was truly a love story for our time.
Another dude brought his family member back on a Saturday because "they told us to come back for surgery" and I guess today was a convenient day. I found their papers and explained we don't do surgery here, that they had to call the surgeon. He then proceeded to check in a totally different family member for a different complaint.
Anyway, TL;DR, triage sucks. Miss you guys and interneting but don't know when I'll be back. I have posts in my brain but also a super active baby that's into all the things now. Bye!