3. Going to an Emergency Room

A: I cut myself pretty badly with a knife. I think I need stitches.

B: Come inside so the triage nurse can stop the bleeding.

A: I was just preparing dinner and my hand slipped.

B: This cut does need stitches, but I stopped the bleeding for now.

A: Will you give me stitches right now?

B: No, since the bleeding has stopped you have to wait in the Emergency Room waiting area.

A: What do I do while waiting?

B: Fill out these registration forms.

A: When will I get my hand stitched up?

B: Here in the ER we take care of people based on how bad their injury is.

A: I was here before many of these other people.

B: Some of them are in worse shape than you.