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Good Grief

Evansville, IN

#1 Jun 11, 2012
So once I cracked my leg on the coffee table. HARD. It made a huge bruise and I was limping around because it really hurt. But, I WAS WALKING. I knew I didn't break my leg. And I would never have dreamed of going to the emergency room for that.

But we routinely see people come in with NO limp, NO bruise, nothing, saying they "hurt it". And they "want to get it checked out". Or similar things like banged up arms or for crying out loud their child has a runny nose and no fever or cough. Give me a break. And these people never are footing the bill for these idiotic visits themselves (or they wouldn't be making them)

Worst part is when these dummies start raising hell because they have to wait. Really? You are pissing and moaning because we are taking truly sick people back before you? Waaah. Get over it. Or better yet, go to a damn convenient care or your family doctor and quit coming to the Emergency room with your snotty noses and little bruises and petty boo-boos. We have people who are really sick, really hurt and really dying. People who NEED to be there.
kygurl

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 11, 2012
So professional. Bashing patients while you are getting PAID TO WORK no wonder our hospital has a bad rep..the nurses are lazy.......
a patient

Owensboro, KY

#3 Jun 11, 2012
I really hope you are not an employee there. I have a lot of medical problems, and have been to the ER more times than I want to. I have noticed that the last few times I have been there, things were getting better. I was hoping that was the case. But seeing this post is disappointing. Some of us ARE sick, and need to be seen. Every time I see a negative post, I feel like I am being judged when I go into the ER. I really am sick, and I have to go in and have things checked because of my heart disease. I do not like going ther, but according to my physician, I need to go when certain symptoms appear. Most of the time, i blow off the chest pains, but then, I have been told to take them seriously. I just can't believe you are so hateful. This was an old issue on Topix, and I am disappointed that it was starting agin with an employee. I get upset when people use the ER like you have stated, but I dont believe that you should judge them until you have a reason to judge them. I think only 1 0r 2 docs in this town will take a new patient without insurance. Other than that, it is convenient care. I do not go to convenient care when I have chest pains, because in the past, they have sent me to ER anyways. Please, change your attitude. There are many in this town who really are needing the care, not the judgements.
Good Grief

Evansville, IN

#4 Jun 11, 2012
kygurl wrote:
So professional. Bashing patients while you are getting PAID TO WORK no wonder our hospital has a bad rep..the nurses are lazy.......
Pfffft.....first, who said I was at work? Second, I never said where I worked. And third, I never said I was a nurse. And the way you respond I am gonna go out on a limb and guess you are one of those deadbeat frequent fliers sucking the government tit.
Good Grief

Evansville, IN

#5 Jun 11, 2012
a patient wrote:
I really hope you are not an employee there. I have a lot of medical problems, and have been to the ER more times than I want to. I have noticed that the last few times I have been there, things were getting better. I was hoping that was the case. But seeing this post is disappointing. Some of us ARE sick, and need to be seen. Every time I see a negative post, I feel like I am being judged when I go into the ER. I really am sick, and I have to go in and have things checked because of my heart disease. I do not like going ther, but according to my physician, I need to go when certain symptoms appear. Most of the time, i blow off the chest pains, but then, I have been told to take them seriously. I just can't believe you are so hateful. This was an old issue on Topix, and I am disappointed that it was starting agin with an employee. I get upset when people use the ER like you have stated, but I dont believe that you should judge them until you have a reason to judge them. I think only 1 0r 2 docs in this town will take a new patient without insurance. Other than that, it is convenient care. I do not go to convenient care when I have chest pains, because in the past, they have sent me to ER anyways. Please, change your attitude. There are many in this town who really are needing the care, not the judgements.
You really need to learn how to read. I didn't say anything about people with CHEST PAIN. The only reason you would be so defensive is if you are making stuff up to hang out in the ER. I made it CLEAR I had no problem with truly sick and injured patients in the ER. And yet YOU jump on here immediately crying, "but I'm SICK!" Good grief. Dumber than a box of rocks.:-(
kailey dash

Owensboro, KY

#6 Jun 11, 2012
kygurl wrote:
So professional. Bashing patients while you are getting PAID TO WORK no wonder our hospital has a bad rep..the nurses are lazy.......
she could be on break, on lunch, or just got off work. she also might not be a nurse.
kailey dash

Owensboro, KY

#7 Jun 11, 2012
a patient wrote:
I really hope you are not an employee there. I have a lot of medical problems, and have been to the ER more times than I want to. I have noticed that the last few times I have been there, things were getting better. I was hoping that was the case. But seeing this post is disappointing. Some of us ARE sick, and need to be seen. Every time I see a negative post, I feel like I am being judged when I go into the ER. I really am sick, and I have to go in and have things checked because of my heart disease. I do not like going ther, but according to my physician, I need to go when certain symptoms appear. Most of the time, i blow off the chest pains, but then, I have been told to take them seriously. I just can't believe you are so hateful. This was an old issue on Topix, and I am disappointed that it was starting agin with an employee. I get upset when people use the ER like you have stated, but I dont believe that you should judge them until you have a reason to judge them. I think only 1 0r 2 docs in this town will take a new patient without insurance. Other than that, it is convenient care. I do not go to convenient care when I have chest pains, because in the past, they have sent me to ER anyways. Please, change your attitude. There are many in this town who really are needing the care, not the judgements.
I think its is safe for you to assume with your medical issues that she was not talking about you.
Pitiful

United States

#8 Jun 11, 2012
Yea this is fxcking pathetic! If you actually do work there guess what NOBODY TOLD YOU TO GO WORK THERE! You chose that so just stop whining and do the job YOU APPLIED FOR AND GET PAID FOR DOING!
Pitiful

United States

#9 Jun 11, 2012
I'll never ubderstand people who have a damn good job but then bitch and moan constantly about it. Be happy you got a good job, who cares who comes in there and why. Some people can't afford convenient care and the emergency room is the only place they can go where they actually HAVE TO check them out.
taxpayer

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Jun 11, 2012
The last time I was in the ER I had to get 13 stitches on my cheek. There was a woman in there with her child.... The kid had a safe-t-pop stuck to his face. It shouldn't take a medical professional to realize that warm water along with a slight tug would take it off. Who in their right mind would think that constitutes an emergency? I'm sure ridiculous things like that happen almost daily. They are wasting the doctors and nurses time as well as my tax dollars.
Silly

Owensboro, KY

#11 Jun 11, 2012
I work at a hospital and holy crow some people come in for insanely silly stuff. We were crazy busy one night and the waiting room was FULL. This lady who was there for some dumb little thing was standing there bitching about how long she had been waiting when the auto doors opened to let someone through and just then she saw an ambulance crew bringing in someone in full arrest and the crew was doing CPR on him. She threw up her hands in disgust and said, "Great! Now it'll be another hour!" The staff at the desk were SPEECHLESS over this selfish self centered cow's assessment of the situation. Some people don't have a clue and never will, even if you pour glue over them and throw them into the clue dumpster. Hopeless.
seriously

Owensboro, KY

#12 Jun 11, 2012
Good grief was talking about when the people complain and don't pay. Every single person that goes to the ER expects they should be seen first. No you shouldn't. There are people that actually have problems that they could die because of it. I had two extremely important problems in the past year that I was near death. And the ER took me in as soon as I got there. The only complaint I had was because of something that was my fault. My insurance changed and I was hurting and wanted pain meds ASAP. But that's not their fault. They need my information before hand. Our ER is on of the best around. If the nurse or doctor is rude to you, it's probably because they have been yelled at by dumbasses all night and are tired of it. It's not their job to make everyone happy. It's their job to save lives and they are doing exactly what they should be. And who cares if good grief vents on here. Too many sensitive people in this town. Grow some balls damnn
seriously

Owensboro, KY

#13 Jun 11, 2012
Pitiful wrote:
Yea this is fxcking pathetic! If you actually do work there guess what NOBODY TOLD YOU TO GO WORK THERE! You chose that so just stop whining and do the job YOU APPLIED FOR AND GET PAID FOR DOING!
They didn't apply to get fussed at by dumbfucks like you. They get paid to save lives, not get bitched at by the uneducated people that live in Owensboro.
wow

Philpot, KY

#14 Jun 11, 2012
I've been to the ER a couple of times for both myself and family members. Each time the staff has been great. The front staff can be a little rude but I'm sure they get yelled at several times a day by those mentioned in the first post and because there are so many "non-emergency" patients they get frustrated as well. Each time I've been to the ER it has been a true emergency and we were treated with wonderful care. Did we have to wait a while when an emergency greater than ours came in? Yes. The ER staff can get very overwhelmed with serious injuries and illnesses but they still treat everyone who comes in. Are you aware that our ER is one of the largest in the state?They've spent a lot of time and money for their education because most of them truly want to take care of others. They should be treated with thankfulness and appreciation for all they do. And some patients need to learn what constitutes an emergency.
Trump

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2012
The key word is emergency. Somehow it's been bastardized into a primary care facility for many people.
A mother

United States

#16 Jun 11, 2012
Last week, my husband had to take my son to the Emergency Room, and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the ER staff. After receiving a VERY nasty cut on his ankle, my husband took him to the minor emergency at the Springs. The staff at the Springs took one look at the location of the cut and sent them to the ER. Once they arrived there, they were taken straight back to an exam room and the cut was cleaned, anesthetized, and stitched. Thank God, no surgery was needed (which was what the minor emergency personnel were worried about). This was my son's first (and, hopefully, last) visit to the ER. I am very thankful for the doctor, nurses, and staff who took such good care of him.
good on ya

Owensboro, KY

#17 Jun 11, 2012
A mother wrote:
Last week, my husband had to take my son to the Emergency Room, and we have nothing but wonderful things to say about the ER staff. After receiving a VERY nasty cut on his ankle, my husband took him to the minor emergency at the Springs. The staff at the Springs took one look at the location of the cut and sent them to the ER. Once they arrived there, they were taken straight back to an exam room and the cut was cleaned, anesthetized, and stitched. Thank God, no surgery was needed (which was what the minor emergency personnel were worried about). This was my son's first (and, hopefully, last) visit to the ER. I am very thankful for the doctor, nurses, and staff who took such good care of him.
That's what the ER is there for. Stuff like that. Not bruises and minor stuff that's been bugging you for weeks and runny noses with no fever.
ok have to say this

Owensboro, KY

#18 Jun 12, 2012
The staff at our ER generally treat everyone with respect. I am one of those people that go to the ER with my daughter and hear whispers from other people about look that child's not even sick. However she has silent seizures and while you may look at her and think nothing is wrong she can be having a seizure. I know the signs and thus take her when need.

My point is not everyone looks sick when they truly are so please don't judge a book by its cover.

Btw our ER is extremely slow my child had to sit in the waiting room for two hours after being sent their by her neurologist because she was having a gran mal seizure. She was actually jerking around on the floor. The front staff was kind enough to bring us a blanket and pillow to rest her on between attacks.

That situation resulted in brain surgery due to the pressure build up. But when she was not jerking she didn't look sick. Not everyone has to look like they are dying.
chronically sick

Owensboro, KY

#19 Jun 12, 2012
I've been there 3 times in the past 2 weeks. That's not the norm, but I have been really sick recently. I had a staph infection with sores all over my face, then I had a terribly painful UTI, then I came back after taking antibiotics for over a week with blood and bacteria in my urine and I was in AGONY. Anyway, my point is I have to rely on the ER whenever I need immediate care because I'm a disabled veteran and the va clinic here only has a clinic without med or lab or any other facilities. I was always treated well at the ER. I hope no one was judging me for being there though. That would suck on top of being so miserably sick.
Good grief

Owensboro, KY

#20 Jun 12, 2012
chronically sick wrote:
I've been there 3 times in the past 2 weeks. That's not the norm, but I have been really sick recently. I had a staph infection with sores all over my face, then I had a terribly painful UTI, then I came back after taking antibiotics for over a week with blood and bacteria in my urine and I was in AGONY. Anyway, my point is I have to rely on the ER whenever I need immediate care because I'm a disabled veteran and the va clinic here only has a clinic without med or lab or any other facilities. I was always treated well at the ER. I hope no one was judging me for being there though. That would suck on top of being so miserably sick.
No, sounds like you were truly sick. And nobody I work with has a problem with SICK people being there, even if the only reason they are there is because they can't afford a family doctor or a convenient care. It is more an issue when these people start getting pissy about having to wait. THAT is what is more the issue. That, and people coming who shouldn't be going to a doctor AT ALL-----thank you to whoever posted about the sucker stuck to the face. THAT is the kind of stupid crap that makes you want to tear your hair out.

Common colds. Yes, they are miserable and you may feel like you are dying but if you haven't had a fever for more than 24 hours and just have watery eyes and a stuffy nose, stay at home. We can't help you and you are just wasting your time, our time, and a bed someone else could be using. There IS no cure for the common cold, or haven't you heard that?

Another one that drives me bats is new mothers who will bring in their baby because it has been running a fever for a few HOURS. Seriously. No difficulty breathing, just some sniffles and a fever. Are these mothers so incredibly stupid they have never heard of TYLENOL? Or ADVIL? Or of alternating the two if neither seems to work?
These dummies bring these babies in and then we HAVE to do a work up, including sticking the baby for blood,(which is very traumatic for most babies), do a chest xray (which they hate), and getting urine samples sometimes which necessitates a catheterization.(Which is another traumatic experience for the baby). So this poor baby who has nothing more than a minor viral infection gets to be subjected to all of this because Mom is a nitwit..... the baby would have been better off in her arms, with some Tylenol and being rocked for a while.

If your baby is having trouble breathing, by all means, bring it in, immediately. Same with wheezing or barky cough. If your baby has a high fever of 102 and nothing will make it go down after alternating between Tylenol and Advil, and giving TEPID/almost warm sponge baths, fine, bring the baby in. But to bring your baby in just because it has a temp of 101 for three hours and you haven't even given the baby any Tylenol or Advil----you are an IDIOT. And probably are too stupid to be a parent. Use some common sense. Buy a book, like "What to expect the first year". You will see that as children grow and are exposed to germs in their daily life, some of these are going to cause low grade fevers, they are going to catch stuff. But you CAN'T just run to the emergency room every time your baby has a fever. Try treating it with Tylenol or Advil FIRST and then GIVE IT TIME TO WORK.

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