No one wants to go to the emergency room but sometimes you need to because things are at times out of your control such as getting really sick after hours for your doctor or getting injured for some reason. But the emergency room doesn’t have to be as bad as you think if you go in with the right mindset. While you know that you will be waiting and there is never telling exactly for how long in order to help to reduce the wait time many hospitals have made an online sign-in so that you can get put on the list before you even get to the hospital.
On the sign in you have to put what time you will actually get to the hospital so that you won’t be called before you get there but it does help to reduce the wait time. After you do get there all you have to do is tell them that you signed in online and they will check on their end that you are there so that you will be called soon as there is a bed available for you.
The next thing you can do is expect to be triaged first meaning that they will get a general evaluation of how bad you are and they will want to get to those that are having the most severe symptoms first because they don’t want anything to happen to anyone while they are in the care at the hospital.
If you know the process and do what you can to get in faster then generally you will have a better experience. If you have children then you need to bring something to keep them entertained during the wait and this could be a tablet or something as simple as a cheap …