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insane_cratic_gal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-17-06 09:55 AM
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18. to be fair it might of been lack of a room
not lack of ER staff.

Either way I'm sure there some form of neglect but it might not of been a lack of staff, sex, or income.

In the hospital ER I work at, we have 15 rooms, and 4 hall beds, I have seen it jam packed before were and it doesn't take much to fill those up. there are 3 nurses on each side (so 6 total) 2 doctors, 2 until secretaries and 2 phlebologist

I understand to patients it might seem like your being ignored, but if there are beds the most serious cases get shoved right to the back. If all the serious cases are already in the back and the er is unable to move those serious cases up to a floor because the hospital is at max capacity(I've seen people spend the entire night in an er room heart attack people waiting on a bed!

But pts also miss what is going on with in the back of the ER. The ER could of been on a condition code red, were you are at max amount and unable to take anymore ambulances, people can still stream through the door but
your just unable to accommodate the bodies coming in until a room frees up. Those people are also told this as they come in.

I guess what I am saying is it could of been a situational event, we really don't know the circumstances outside of the fact that someone passed while waiting for treatment. It's tragic but I'd hate to believe that anyone could neglect a patient or intentionally harm another being from apathy.

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