Loc: Pinellas Park, Florida
To be fair, ER triage ranks life threatening situations high priority (heart attack, severe trauma, etc.) over non-life threatening injuries. I'd assume that a 70+ year old with a seizure would be somewhere in the middle for someone with no notoriety. Seizures at any age are not good.<br><br>
Seizures are almost as good as chest pain to get to the front of the line in an ER. Even if I am going to the ER for a broken finger I am going to complain of chest pains.<br><br>But an ER is something you never want to have to visit in the United States unless you like to bleed on waiting room floors. Getting sick during the week and go to your health care provider. Whenever I got sick on Cape Cod I held my guts in and waited to Monday morning to get back to Boston. <br><br>
"Chest Pains" got my BF pushed to the head of the line<br>where he was told that he wouldn't have made it if we<br>had so much as chosen a hospital further away.**<br><br>I assume you were kidding, but if it has to be said:<br>Plze don't cheat on line: It could indeed be a matter of <br>life or death when it comes to priority.<br><br>TIA<br><br>**100% blockage - w/no previous problem - IOW No Warning<br>[color:green]"...or am I a butterfly that's dreaming she's a woman?"</font color=green> [color:green]. . . _ _ _ . . .</font color=green><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Celandine on 05/21/08 03:57 AM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
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