Busy triage nurses have a tough job: they have to quantify your suffering, measure it against the suffering of other people who happened to come to the emergency room when you did, and determine if someone else needs care before you do. That’s the reality of every hospital ER, every day.
In those conditions, no one suffers more than patients with mental health emergencies. Their conditions are not always accompanied with visible symptoms, but their effects on a patient can be debilitating, painful, and even life-threatening. Continue reading “The Big ER Problem for Mental Health Patients”