A young athlete stumbles around the emergency room like an old man
The emergency room was jammed, and 10 patients were waiting to come back from triage. Maria, the charge nurse, stared at the list of patients’ names, trying to find a way to open up some beds. “If some can be seen in the hallway, I’ll be glad to start taking care of them,” I said. “We can start clearing out the backlog while we open up some spaces.”“Works for me.” She asked the triage nurse to bring back a group.The first was Joey, a blond 15-year-...
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