The following is paraphrased documentation, authored by a physician I know, regarding an intoxicated patient in the ER:
1 a.m.: Patient is telling nurse, “Before I leave, I need everyone’s name for my lawsuit. Tell the phlebotomist that if he’s good, he’ll get a cut.”
1:40 a.m.: Patient is making inappropriate sexual comments and is verbally aggressive with medical staff. He is advised to stay in bed.
2:02 a.m.: Patient (who had been sleeping comfortably) wakes up and …