The Agitated Patient
I don’t know if this has happened to you yet. It happened to me on my first shift as an intern. I hadn’t laid hand on a stethoscope in months. I had just unloaded the cardboard boxes from my rental truck into my new place. As I was settling in to my first few patient encounters one of our nurses approached me to say that a patient had been brought into our area that was extremely agitated. I looked up to see a man being held down by multiple police officers, thrashing and swearing. “What can I give him?” She said. “How about a hug?” I replied.
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