Thursday, November 19, 2015

This is why my soul has been sucked out

I discharged one frequent flyer drunk at 6 PM, only to have him return at 10:35.  He joined my other two frequent flyer drunks in my corner of Drunk and Pissy land, where the floor is your toilet, your needs supersede anyone else's, and you have a constitutional right to as many turkey sandwiches as you desire.

My reward was  earning a coveted "Drunk and Disorderly Hat Trick" for the evening.
Which does not include any sort of prize.

But he has 65 visits for the year, each and every one of them via the Big White Limo with the Pretty Flashy-Light Thingies.

Guess who pays?


Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Sun-um-beech, that'd be us tax-paying fools, now, wouldn't it ?~!

EDNurseasauras said...

Yes ma'am. You are correct

Aesop said...

I totally get why the po-po now routinely turns all altered people over to the ED instead of incarcerating people in the drunk tank, and having the not-so-odd intracranial bleed or diabetic with a blood sugar of 12 crap out on them and die in jail. I do.

But WTF about coming by when we d/c the Special Pissy Drunken Snowflakes, to haul them off for public intoxication, and six months' mandatory county-sponsored vacation time shoveling hot tar in the summer, or shovelling snow and mud in the winter, along with all the green bologna sandwiches they can eat in their canvas tent camps?

I'm betting it would be a helluva lot less fun to get drunk-n-assholish after the first such trip to Orange Jumpsuit Land, not to mention that'd be six months they couldn't come back for another round of deja pew (that feeling you've smelled this defecation somewhere before), coupled with a splendid opportunity to quit drinking for six months, cold turkey style.


EDNurseasauras said...

Deja pew, heh heh.

lisamarie g. said...

Genius idea, Aesop.

Nashoba Nurses said...

PLEASE take a minute and help save the jobs of several ER nurses who are my personal friends and co-workers!! I work in a small community ER....16,000 visits per year. They are cutting 12 hours of nursing care per day...that means we will not have a dedicated triage nurse until 3 pm everyday!!! As it stands now we only have 2 nurses on overnight for a 13 bed ER. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE sign this petition....each signature goes directly to the CEO and share the link!! Thank you in advance!

EDNurseasauras said...

I wish you luck, Nashoba nurses. And I signed your petition. But I doubt it will help. CEO's do not really care about patients, being cold, soul-less, overpaid, ivory-tower-dwelling robots. They care only about the bottom line. Nursing is at the bottom of the food chain.

Nashoba Nurses said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to sign it! I agree, it may not change anything, but just sitting back and taking every crappy policy they hand out is no longer an option for me. Nursing is definitely at the bottom of the food chain! Find me one ER patient that has benefited from or had a better outcome with LESS nursing care!! The CEO has clearly never found himself in a position to have his life depend on the competence of the nurse caring for him.