33 Healthcare Employees Debunk Myths About Their Work


“Earlier ER nurse right here. As irritating as it may be, the emergency room features based mostly on acuity (or how life-threatening your grievance is), not based mostly on the order you got here in. Meaning the 80-year-old with chest ache will go earlier than the 30-year-old with leg ache. All complaints are legitimate and can be addressed, however we play the ‘what’s going to kill you quicker’ sport for remedy order. Additionally, not all suppliers have the identical degree of entry to your chart. As an RN, I did not have entry to insurance coverage particulars or SSNs, however registration does. Not everybody can see your earlier visits or medical historical past, so please simply inform us after we ask. All employees are treating a number of sufferers. There have been nights after we had 100+ sufferers, however solely two medical doctors, so please be affected person and perceive that you could be not get a lot face time with the doctor. Discuss to your nurse! They’re extremely educated and provides you with the identical information because the physician in these conditions.”

“In case your nurse is actively performing CPR, DO NOT YELL AT THEM ABOUT NOT GETTING YOUR SANDWICH FAST ENOUGH. In case you are properly sufficient to stroll into my different affected person’s room, you might be properly sufficient to attend till we end CPR. You by no means know what the employees is coping with within the different rooms. Once more, we all know you’re feeling dangerous, and that’s comprehensible, however we could have simply mentioned end-of-life care with one other affected person proper earlier than coming in. We’re folks too. Everybody who goes into the medical subject needs to save lots of everybody who is available in, however our fingers are tied with insurance coverage laws, staffing shortages, provides on again order, and many others. Healthcare is not honest, and we all know it. We wish it mounted simply as dangerous (if no more) than you do.”