I will be calling ACHA and State Boards of Nursing when I am feeling better.
I went to the ER today, September 24, 2018 at 545pm, in severe sciatic pain. They left me sitting in the hallway in a hard plastic black chair for a hour. The nurses were very rude, especially after I told them I was a nurse myself. A nurse named Angela (black woman) told the nurse Billy-Jo to shred the AMA (against medical advice) document, where I wrote that I was left in the hallway with no care and was told there wasn't a bed to put me in for privacy. I wrote on the document that's why I was leaving to go to another hospital. She told her to write that I refused to sign the AMA on the new copy then shred the copy that I wrote and signed my name on. So if it's not in my chart you know why. When I told them that it was illegal and unethical, I knew it was because I'm a nurse, they mocked me. Stating "you know when they say they are a nurse they are usually a CNA". The supervisor, Casandra refused to come down to speak with me. The PA, Nicole Chong did nothing when I was her patient. I understand this hopital to be where drug users and mentally ill patients normally go. Although, it's not right to disrespect them or violate their Patient Bill of Rights either, all patients that rush to your ER are not drug users. Those nurses were very unprofessional and unethical. They need ER training with Palms West Hospital ER nurses where care is superb, ethical and within the scope. I hope they end up in my shoes or have a family member treated as they treated me and others tonight. So that they can see they're not following the code of conduct for a true nurse. Remember a nurse is supposed to be compassionate, caring and a patient's advocate not their worse nightmare.