When I think about the ED I think of coming into a room and waiting. I realize that I am waiting for a long time because I am not that critical but it still always bugs me. I then will eventually go back to a room where I get my pulse and other stats taken and usually wait longer. Usually if I step in the hall I feel I see some people standing around while others are moving rapidly to their next location.
In class I got an idea of what the doctor's perspective actually is when working in the ED. I never realized how much they were responsible in knowing. I always thought that they would just call a consult when anything was too big. I also didn't realize that ER was somewhat realistic.