Stupid People in the emergency room
shutup

United States

#104 Aug 21, 2012
You guys need to get over yourselves.
People are stupid

United States

#105 Aug 21, 2012
shutup wrote:
You don't like it? Get over it. I'm sorry to say that's just the way the world is. And as far as I'm concerned, it's better to be safe than sorry. Before you got that job, you had to have known what you were getting in yourself into.
Great attitude. Maybe you should get over all the a$$es you encounter everyday. I would bet those in the medical field decided to get into their profession to help people and that those they helped would be considerate and show some type of appreciation. I am sure they didn't think, "Hey, I want to be talked down to and treated like crap" because someone has a boo boo and doesn't want to wait and let the guy with a serious injury be seen first.
I am not in the medical profession but I know I wouldn't want to bust my rear and then get talked down to by someone that has no medical knowledge what do ever.
Get real chump. Noone likes to be treated badly in any profession!
Really

Owensboro, KY

#106 Aug 21, 2012
Because- wrote:
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How long have you been doing this? EMTALA has been around since the mid 80's. You'd be hard pressed to find a hospital willing to risk the fines from the government to do that today.
A LONG time. That particular incident happened in 1984, the year I graduated from nursing school. I never, ever forgot it. It's also why I will never be in a union. I got into this to take CARE of people. And I saw the nurses strike back in the late eighties on the west coast and poor people were dying because they couldn't get to a hospital that WASN'T union in time. Despicable. People who are in the business of protecting/aiding the population should not be allowed to be union. Holding peoples' lives hostage for better wages or working condition is obscene. But I digress, lol.....
Typical

United States

#107 Aug 21, 2012
I had great care at the ER but I did ask my wife why there were so many non-emergency people there. For example, a mother brought her kid in to have a splint removed on a Sunday. My wife noted that immediate care centers require immediate payment when you have no insurance versus the hospital being income/write off based. The ER fast tracked me because of chest pains and they found a rhythm issue I didnt know I had.

However, the hospital was not all great. Serious issues were encountered once I was admitted. My doctors seemed to revert all my questions to the nurses. The area seemed highly understaffed and very unfriendly. I am glad I only had to stay two days.
ok first off

Owensboro, KY

#108 Aug 21, 2012
Seriously wrote:
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It's called defensive medicine. And has a lot to do with just trying to keep parents happy. A lot of these ignoramuses would raise holy hell if the doc just examined their babies and told them to take the home and give them Tylenol and/or Advil. Bizarre as it sounds, there are some parents who ENJOY putting their kids through stuff like this, and who enjoy the whole "ER experience"....and they want their "money's worth",(even if they aren't actually paying). Docs don't want to listen to the hell raising so go ahead and do tests.
It's common for ER docs AND some pediatricians to give antibiotics for VIRAL infections, even though antibiotics do NOTHING for viral infections, just to keep the parents happy. This is one of the reasons we are seeing more and more very scary, drug resistant germs. Overuse of totally unnecessary antibiotics.
I have had good and bad experiences with the er here in owensboro. I have a son who has chronic respiratory issues from the time he was 4 months old. I knew why I was taking him there and because my pediatrician (the other ass must of been dr neel) told me anytime his respirations got over 60//min that he needed to be seen. I have had some dr's that tell me that no I'm wrong, I've even had a dr say well then what do you want done? I looked at him and said a chest x-ray hello?? so they did it and sure enough he had pneumonia. The last time my child was taken there was for RSV I took him in there, and they did next to nothing for him because he had been there so much and sent us on our way, I went back to the pediatrician the next day and they did a swab and admitted him immediately. I am not one of those incompotent mothers that rush their children in at every little sneeze and sniffle but there are times when they need more than what you are able to provide for them at home, I hope the person who started this post shows their true colors to the wrong patient and loses their job. That is wrong to say such things and to judge people so poorly I understand that there are some who come in there just for pain relief or whatever, but that does not mean that every patient needs to be treated that way, and that is what it seems to have come to.
Funny

Owensboro, KY

#109 Aug 21, 2012
Not about nurses, but this is so funny. It was made by a firefighter/EMS who made it for an awards banquet. It won first place. It is absolutely hysterical and shows how the EMS workers get hit by hypochondriacs before we ever see them in the ER.

Here we go again

Owensboro, KY

#110 Aug 21, 2012
ok first off wrote:
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I have had good and bad experiences with the er here in owensboro. I have a son who has chronic respiratory issues from the time he was 4 months old. I knew why I was taking him there and because my pediatrician (the other ass must of been dr neel) told me anytime his respirations got over 60//min that he needed to be seen. I have had some dr's that tell me that no I'm wrong, I've even had a dr say well then what do you want done? I looked at him and said a chest x-ray hello?? so they did it and sure enough he had pneumonia. The last time my child was taken there was for RSV I took him in there, and they did next to nothing for him because he had been there so much and sent us on our way, I went back to the pediatrician the next day and they did a swab and admitted him immediately. I am not one of those incompotent mothers that rush their children in at every little sneeze and sniffle but there are times when they need more than what you are able to provide for them at home, I hope the person who started this post shows their true colors to the wrong patient and loses their job. That is wrong to say such things and to judge people so poorly I understand that there are some who come in there just for pain relief or whatever, but that does not mean that every patient needs to be treated that way, and that is what it seems to have come to.
I think we have already covered this. Either you haven't read all of the posts, OR you are just stupid, OR you really ARE abusing the ER and are feeling defensive.

Nobody has ANY PROBLEM with REALLY sick/injured people in the ER. If your child is really sick, then this isn't about you so shut the hell up. Good grief people get dumber every year.:-P
ok first off

Owensboro, KY

#111 Aug 22, 2012
Here we go again wrote:
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I think we have already covered this. Either you haven't read all of the posts, OR you are just stupid, OR you really ARE abusing the ER and are feeling defensive.
Nobody has ANY PROBLEM with REALLY sick/injured people in the ER. If your child is really sick, then this isn't about you so shut the hell up. Good grief people get dumber every year.:-P
I was making a statement as to the care that my child received. I called and spoke with the dr Hobelmann who is over the er and he was great and very apologetic. Not all are bad that are in there. The nurse that night was absolutely amazing and was trying everything she could to help my son out and make sure he received the treatment we needed, but we did not get it. I ran into her two days later in the hallway and stopped and personally thanked her for what she tried to do and told her what had happened. She apologized again and said it was not right that they did not do a simple test on my child. I have read the other posts and I do not think it is your right to tell me to shut the hell up and basically implying that I am dumb... You don't know me and I sure as hell hope that me nor my children ever have to encounter a nurse and or doctor like you. This is an open forum and I said what I had to say about how my child had been treated. And as I stated before, I have had good and bad encounters with the ER staff.
seriously

Warsaw, IN

#112 Aug 23, 2012
You forget at times that some of the people who are seeking pain meds had a real problem originally and while that was being treated developed a dependency on those meds they never wanted to have where they truly didn't know if they were really in pain or not. Truthfully that er does nothing to help those people and only makes them worse which is the fault of the patient, er docs, and primary docs. However, when those people come in for something different and are still written off by those er doctors there is a huge problem. I have a friend who if they had never left the area would be dead right now due to a genetic heart condition. They were also accused of overdosing by the er staff when in reality they had been given a medicine that makes the heart condition worse. That said the er does have some amazing doctors and nurses
oh my my my

Owensboro, KY

#113 Sep 13, 2012
I work here as well and I totally agree with you, on all the stupid shit that comes in, I wish I could tell the bums how I feel. I use to have compassion now Im just cold , well most of the time except for the truley sick ones. It is called an EMERGENCY ROOM for crying out loud. DOnt be coming up in here with dental pain or toothache or colds, or every other day. In some cases dental pain I guess should be seen if there is like a severe infection but other than than that go to a DENTIST
OwOwOwOwOw

Owensboro, KY

#116 Sep 13, 2012
oh my my my wrote:
I work here as well and I totally agree with you, on all the stupid shit that comes in, I wish I could tell the bums how I feel. I use to have compassion now Im just cold , well most of the time except for the truley sick ones. It is called an EMERGENCY ROOM for crying out loud. DOnt be coming up in here with dental pain or toothache or colds, or every other day. In some cases dental pain I guess should be seen if there is like a severe infection but other than than that go to a DENTIST
Disagree about the dentist thing. I have HAD an abcessed tooth. Absolutely agony. I wanted to shoot myself in the head it hurt so bad. Started on a Saturday night of course. I got my dentist to call me in a scrip for some pain meds and antibiotics, and had a root canal shortly after. I cannot even begin to imagine NOT having dental insurance, money, and a regular dentist....so yes, I can see someone going to the ER for pain relief. People without insurance/money have pain too.
kitty75

Atlanta, GA

#117 May 17, 2013
[QUOTE who="lol!!"]How about this I took my father in to the er one night for chest pain.. Got him back there and they gAve ehim two tests... Then we sat for 8 freaking hours waiting!!!!... They decided to keep him all night and sent him home the next day never telling us anything.... Didn't find out he had a heartatttack till a week later....at his doctor.....total bullshit!![/QUOTE]

Really they didn't tell you anything???? The 2 tests were probably an EKG and a Chest Xray...in addition to the blood work they drew. If they truly didn't tell you ANYTHING how about ASKING??? You let your father go home without knowing ANYTHING? Hard to beleive. Maybe you should take some responsibility for being so ignorant and then deciding to complain AFTER your father was sent home.
fedup

New Albany, OH

#118 Jul 30, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
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.
They have welfare, and can go to the ER without an appointment...FOR FREEEE!!!!! If you wait to be seen in the ER more than an hour, use your mind, it is not an emergency. Definition of emergency-LIFE THREATENING! The welfare and unisured go there because they can. The insured people have to pay a big copay and deductible and then co-insurances for each test. The welfare people have manicures/pedicures, big gold jewelry, brand name shoes, clothes and purses. They bring the whole family to the ER for "colds"Why? because it is FREEEEEEE!!!!! They are the ones draining the tax payers money and the ones in need of true medical care seem not to receive welfare.
Pearl

United States

#119 Jul 31, 2013
fedup wrote:
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They have welfare, and can go to the ER without an appointment...FOR FREEEE!!!!! If you wait to be seen in the ER more than an hour, use your mind, it is not an emergency. Definition of emergency-LIFE THREATENING! The welfare and unisured go there because they can. The insured people have to pay a big copay and deductible and then co-insurances for each test. The welfare people have manicures/pedicures, big gold jewelry, brand name shoes, clothes and purses. They bring the whole family to the ER for "colds"Why? because it is FREEEEEEE!!!!! They are the ones draining the tax payers money and the ones in need of true medical care seem not to receive welfare.
Many Medicaid recipients are left with no choice but to go to the ER. Convenient care-type clinics won't accept Medicaid, and many doctors will not accept Medicaid patients, either, because they aren't happy with the amount Medicaid pays for a visit. Walk a mile in their shoes, my friend, before you lash out so hatefully.
REALWORLD

New Albany, OH

#120 Sep 6, 2013
Pearl wrote:
<quoted text>Many Medicaid recipients are left with no choice but to go to the ER. Convenient care-type clinics won't accept Medicaid, and many doctors will not accept Medicaid patients, either, because they aren't happy with the amount Medicaid pays for a visit. Walk a mile in their shoes, my friend, before you lash out so hatefully.
I have worked in the ER. I see "families" arriving because all 5 of them have the "sniffles" Of course, they have welfare and use the ER for their family physician. They allow the children to run wild-they complain about the waiting. I see many people in the ER for "STUPID" reasons-chapped lips, itchy skin, pregnancy test, dry mouth, acne and everyone of them has WELFARE! They call the squad to bring them, because they cannot find a ride to the ER for their pregnancy test. Then they expect the hospital to get a ride home. ABUSERS! There are thousands of free and low income clinics-but they do not use them. There are urgent cares that do accept welfare-but they do not use them. Instead, they suck the system and complain if the nurses do not "kiss their ass" Outside of each ER should be a "deadbeat" clinic for those trying to use the ER for their stupid complaints. The medical staff would evaluate them-send them to the clinic never allowing them into the ER. If they had to pay even a 10.00 copay with their welfare, they would not come. The working people have to pay high deductibles and co-pays and they come only if it is a true-life threatening emergency.
nursery

Owensboro, KY

#121 Sep 6, 2013
Does anyone know if the new hospital has a baby nursery where they display all the babies for vistors OR did they change it when the new hospital open and now keep all the babies in the mom's rooms nowdays?
lol

Dunmor, KY

#123 Sep 7, 2013
REALWORLD wrote:
<quoted text>I have worked in the ER. I see "families" arriving because all 5 of them have the "sniffles" Of course, they have welfare and use the ER for their family physician. They allow the children to run wild-they complain about the waiting. I see many people in the ER for "STUPID" reasons-chapped lips, itchy skin, pregnancy test, dry mouth, acne and everyone of them has WELFARE! They call the squad to bring them, because they cannot find a ride to the ER for their pregnancy test. Then they expect the hospital to get a ride home. ABUSERS! There are thousands of free and low income clinics-but they do not use them. There are urgent cares that do accept welfare-but they do not use them. Instead, they suck the system and complain if the nurses do not "kiss their ass" Outside of each ER should be a "deadbeat" clinic for those trying to use the ER for their stupid complaints. The medical staff would evaluate them-send them to the clinic never allowing them into the ER. If they had to pay even a 10.00 copay with their welfare, they would not come. The working people have to pay high deductibles and co-pays and they come only if it is a true-life threatening emergency.
I agree 100%. It must be disgusting to see these people leach on a daily basis.
lol

Dunmor, KY

#124 Sep 7, 2013
REALWORLD wrote:
<quoted text>I have worked in the ER. I see "families" arriving because all 5 of them have the "sniffles" Of course, they have welfare and use the ER for their family physician. They allow the children to run wild-they complain about the waiting. I see many people in the ER for "STUPID" reasons-chapped lips, itchy skin, pregnancy test, dry mouth, acne and everyone of them has WELFARE! They call the squad to bring them, because they cannot find a ride to the ER for their pregnancy test. Then they expect the hospital to get a ride home. ABUSERS! There are thousands of free and low income clinics-but they do not use them. There are urgent cares that do accept welfare-but they do not use them. Instead, they suck the system and complain if the nurses do not "kiss their ass" Outside of each ER should be a "deadbeat" clinic for those trying to use the ER for their stupid complaints. The medical staff would evaluate them-send them to the clinic never allowing them into the ER. If they had to pay even a 10.00 copay with their welfare, they would not come. The working people have to pay high deductibles and co-pays and they come only if it is a true-life threatening emergency.
I actually think a $5 copay would be enough to ward them off too.
Lmao

Owensboro, KY

#125 Sep 7, 2013
I have great insurance but I didn't before. I have no co pay now. I use to use the er when I made 32 dollars an hour because I didn't have insurance. Suck a dick that hospital is worthless and the ppl that work there commenting on this post are worthless as well. Your a joke kill yourselfs you aren't worth the shitty wage they pay you! This town is poor get over yourself!
bob

United States

#126 Sep 7, 2013
losers wrote:
This is why I go to Evansville for care. My family gets quick,friendly and accurate care. And don't have to listen to ppl complain all the while they sit behind a desk. Omhs sucks.
If you can drive or be driven to Evansville for an ER visit, then it's not an emergency.

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