A Double Dose of Dilaudid: Real Stories from a Small-town ER

A Double Dose of Dilaudid: Real Stories from a Small-town ER

by Kerry Hamm

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Overview

Welcome to a small-town Emergency Room in rural Ohio. While it's true our ER doesn't see the stabbing and gunshot action ERs see in inner cities, we have no shortage of the sad, the scary, the painful, and the just plain dumb.

With more than 20 stories, things ER workers want to say to patients, and Emergency Room BINGO, 'A Double Dose of Dilaudid' will take you on a joyride to the funnier side of the ER.

See what a bored husband did to get out of a date night with his wife, learn what happens when you try to make your own meth, and read about items men and women have inserted in their bodies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511829847
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/26/2015
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,210,295
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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A Double Dose of Dilaudid: Real Stories from a Small-town ER 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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A Double Dose of Dilaudid: Real Stories from a Small-Town ER is a collection of mental health and medical related situations observed by an emergency room registration clerk. Being the first point-of-contact for many of the patients seeking treatment, the person in this role meets all kinds of people in all types of predicaments as you can imagine. Working years in a variety of high-stress human service roles myself, I know how important it is to laugh at the outrageousness of it all. It's the ultimate stress reliever while providing a comedy break for others. Personally, I couldn't lay out all the real-life craziness I've seen for public viewing though. The liability risk would haunt me with every day that passes. Even though no names are revealed, if a patient recognizes their story (most of them are indeed unique), a world of inconvenient and avoidable investigation will rain down and I would be concerned that I would not have a job to come back to. Let's hope that these stories are not as nonfiction as they are reported to be. Regardless, A Double Dose of Dilaudid would certainly give readers a glimpse into the wide variety of situations emergency workers deal with. If this sounds like a collection of stories you might like, then check it out. My favorite quote: "If you are waiting, that usually means someone in worse shape than you is seeing a doctor or nurse right now. Events like shootings, motor vehicle accidents, and chest pains have power to impact the waiting period. If you are waiting to be seen, it usually means we don't think you are going to code or die while you're doing it. If you feel angry for having to wait for ten minutes, think about how long those ten minutes must be for the eight year old daughter of a man who's been brought in because someone shot him in the heart and doctors are doing everything they can to save that man's life. Waiting isn't always a bad thing."