Finishing up our conversation with Guire about not annoying your ER nurse. We wander into not annoying other patients and how Toni transports her husband to the ER. Guire has more good tips about conversation etiquette with your nurse and we finish up with our final take aways.
- Stick with the 1-10 scale. Don’t tell the nurse it’s a 12…it doesn’t help.
- Triage is an algorithm of 1-5 emergencies. You are being skipped for a reason…someone else’s emergency is more ….um, urgent!
- Think of our medical system as one of finite resources. If you are there for a scrape you will be using a resource that someone else, in more urgent need may need.
Guire McGuire started his healthcare career as a certified nurse’s assistant. After a short time working as a CNA he went on to become a licensed practical nurse and then a registered nurse. Guire has worked in urgent care, neurology, and emergency departments. He loves people and his career and is still growing and learning every day in the challenging theater of medicine.
Guire is co-host of an arts, music, and culture podcast called Olympia Pop Rocks. OPR focuses and the creative people and happenings in Washington state’s capital of Olympia. Check it out at olympiapoprocks.com.
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