5 Jan, 10 | by John Offen
The Emergency Department is not like I imagined. It either seems to be full to bursting point, or almost empty; the patients never come in a steady flow. The nature of the complaints varies in a never ending cycle – the Friday night drunks, the Sunday morning sporting injuries, the early morning chest pain. There is no panic; an air of calm professionalism pervades the area as the team of doctors, nurses, ambulance staff mesh like the gears of a well oiled machine. I am impressed by the mutual respect that the nurses and doctors seem to hold for one another that I have witnessed so rarely in other clinical areas. I like it.