Well, its that time of year again. Its a little bit cooler and people start to go indoors and spread disease among themselves. First up in the season: vomitting, diarrhea. With this in my I present the following:
DEAR MR/MRS JOHN/JANE Q. PUBLIC:
If you have vomitting or diarrhea or combination of the two and are somebody who is in a normal state of health, IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY. REPEAT, IT IS NOT AN EMERGENCY. It is most likely a virus you have picked up in your travels through the world.
DO NOT COME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. WE DON"T WANT TO SEE YOU. You clog up the system, fill the chairs in the waiting room, spreading your virus to others. You take beds from people having an MI, a dissecting aorta, a stroke, a major trauma.
Your day or two or even three or four of vomitting or diarrhea will not kill you. You will recover. It takes time.
MAN UP. Wash your hands.
Madness the nurse