Sally Serious, RN poses during a quick check of her carotid pulse on a particularly busy night.
Do they still make White Swan uniforms? I wore a few of those in my time.
The cap verges on cool, however it needs a black band and a touch off either side. It has a half-circle vibe that makes her look like the Flying Nun.
I’d give it an 8/10 on the ECRS*.
Apparently she has a coupon under her skirt.
Now that’s a novel concept..
(*Emergiblog Cap Rating Scale)
There are certain behaviors that, when displayed in the setting of an emergency department might lead the staff to believe you aren’t being totally honest.
In other words,
You are faking.
And so, in the interest of patient education, I’d like to point out some of these behaviors. By avoiding these behaviors you will save your time, my time and keep an emergency department bed open for someone who is actually, well, sick.
You might be a faker if….
- Ten seconds after a “seizure” you wake up and ask for a meal.
- You lay quietly on the gurney until you spot a staff member, at which point you began to moan and writhe in agony. Interestingly enough, you never seem to do this when it is the housekeeper.
- You “faint”, protecting your head with your arms when you “hit” the floor.
- You laugh and giggle on your cell phone until the triage nurse calls your name and then tell them your pain is 10/10.
- You give an Academy Award performance in front of your significant other that would put Marlon Brando to shame. Repeating “Why me? Why me?” makes it even more special.
- Your skirt rides up while you are “unconscious” and you pull it down.
- You’re allergic to medications that haven’t even been approved by the FDA.
Now I’m not saying you are a faker,
But you just might be…