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8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

Nina Kim | NursingLink

November 04, 2009



While medical professionals are trained to remain calm under pressure, you can’t always predict how incoming patients — and their caretakers — will react.

As a hospital employee, you’re probably well-equipped to handle the actual patient, but sometimes the friends and family of said patient can be frustrating to deal with. A million different thoughts and emotions are probably running through their heads as they stress about whether or not their loved one will be okay.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to get close with the security guards just in case things get out of hand.

“Just last night an 18-year-old girl was brought in by ambulance, and her husband and father almost got into a full-on brawl in the middle of the department over who got to go in and see her first,” Sino says. “She only really had a fever!”

Remember: Just keep your empathy handy, but security on speed dial.

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