Slimm says we are going to the local nursing home, and points to the MDT. “80Y/O M LOW-BP” it says.
Fair enough. Sounds interesting.
We arrive to see another one of our ambulances on scene, with the crew going inside. “What are you guys doing here?” a crewmember asks.
“Picking up somebody on the North Wing” is Slimm’s reply.
“Cool, so are we.”
Our patient is about as distress-free as possible. I think he is taking an afternoon nap, when his nurse walks in.
“He isn’t normally my patient. I normally work on another wing. His blood pressure was eighty-over-fifty-two when we checked it just a little while ago. His doctor says he needs to go to the hospital.”
“Great, thanks for the info” Slimm says as he takes the packet from the nurse.
After moving the nice octogenarian to the stretcher and walking outside, we see that the previous ambulance has now been replaced by yet another ambulance from our service.
“You guys picking up, too?” I ask.
“Yeah, someone on the North Wing. I think the call is for nausea.”
Now that is interesting. Three calls from the same wing (which have about 15 rooms per wing) in less than 10 minutes.
It’s interesting until I take a glance at my watch: 3:17.