Friday, March 19, 2010

Reader's Digest... Liars

Don't throw a clot, Reader's Digest, how could you have a story on stuff everyone knows? The link here is to "15 things the ER staff won't tell you". Bullshit. I'll tell you all of these things if you just ask me... So will all of us on this blog, all nurses in the ER, all paramedics, and basically anyone who works on the provider side of an Emergency Department. It makes me laugh that RD got a freaking front page story out of it.

Do people really not know these things? I know Obama doesn't, but I'm talking about people who interact with people. Of course they know them, they just pretend they don't when they hit the ER doors because they are no longer in a place that makes sense. It matters not who deserves to be seen first, it matters not who can pay, it often only matters who is sickest and loudest. I do not miss it.

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8 comments:

  1. Agreed the headline is bogus, but I kind of appreciate the info getting out there. Especially that about paramedics and ambulances. My suspicions are that the people who could really use this information don't read the digest and if they did, they wouldn't heed the advice.

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  2. Oh definitely be nice to the nurses, and everyone else, but especially nurses.

    Side, and off topic note to Dr Drackman, Dlisted has a story about your favorite sport http://dlisted.com/node/36527 I don't think this is quite what you were thinking though.

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  3. Duh.. that is the pole vault, not the high jump that Drack likes. My mistake. Dang, thought I could tease him a bit, never mind....

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  4. J, Less than 48 hrs before we all start workin for the National Health Service,and you wanta talk SPORTS???
    Might as well, actually I prefer the High Jump, the girls don't get the bulky arms the Pole Vaulters need, and theres just somethin about a 6ft tall East European Super Model in mid-Fosbury Flop that does it for me...And that Pole just gets in the way...
    And the Long Jump just sucks Barney Frank Balls, requiring quads and a low center of gravity that would make an SEC Noseguard proud...
    Readers Digest is still around???

    Frank

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  5. As immoral as it is, a doctor's strike would get their attention. Don't they pull that sort of crap in socialized countries?

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  6. Just mere hours away before all of our lives change...in ways we can't begin to imagine.

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  7. They'd just bring in barely literate scabs from the 3rd world. Common place in the UK.

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  8. We are so screwed. Thanks, Komrad Messiah.

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