Apparently it isn’t just disgruntled docs who used to take board call and misguided gastroenterologists that have animus toward the emergency department.
Hey – it’s not like we sit down here and plan when to send patients upstairs.
When a tech brings the fifth OB patient in labor to the maternity ward in the past hour and the OB nurses circle around him, yell at him, and collectively threaten to kill him if he comes back, that’s taking things a little too far.
I wanted to find a baby doll, put it in a wheelchair, bring it up in the elevator, and push it out the elevator doors toward the OB nurse’s desk just before the elevator doors closed.
That’s not to say that ED personnel don’t feel like they’re getting dumped on at times, though.
When the shoe’s on the other foot and we get four patients in a row from the same private physician’s office – two of which are by ambulance … that right thar’s cause for voodoo rituals.