Some of the cases from last night's revelry:
OD's - My two of the half dozen or so OD's we got last night were of unknown substances. One we think was methadone the other is a complete mystery.
GSW's - we got one last night but one shot was all it took to take the life of an 18 year old
Stabbings - mostly superficial wounds on the patients, but my patient's assailant decided stabbing wasn't enough. He was going to run over him with the car too. I think he's going to be lucky and wind up with some relatively minor injuries
Motorcycle crash - again, please don't take drugs and then think you can control a motorcycle. You'll end up with lots of broken bones in the trauma icu and the police placing you under arrest.
All this plus the chest pains, the abdominal pains, the shortness of breaths, and the eight or so patients signed out to me last night.
Have a great and safe Fourth! Stay out of the ED!! I don't want to meet you under those circumstances...