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.