So please read my last blog to appreciate this one: I was dealing with a patient with a finger amputation. It doesn't matter how busy you are, the patients keep rolling in.. A twenty something girl came in a few minutes after our poor guy who was losing his finger. Of course, she didn't know this. Her complaint was " a big, deep cut". She had a TINY cut on her wrist that you and I would not walk into an ER for. I wanted to walk her into the amputee room and tell her, "THIS is a big, deep cut!!!"
Tell me, would a nurse hotline be helpful to people? A way to avoid the ER $$$ for possible practical advice? Let me know..