EMS cliche #3

There are many cliches in EMS, and one of them is, “Treat every patient the same way.”

I’ll be nice to every patient who doesn’t spit at me, but that’s entirely unrelated to the simple fact that the drunk regular looking for a sandwich isn’t the same as the dialysis patient who has chest pain.

You’re crazy if you think I’m not making a beeline for the triage nurse to suggest that one of these patients can go straight to the waiting room.

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