Nurse: “It was a busy morning, approximately 8:30 am , when an elderly gentleman, in his 80′s, presented to have stitches removed from his thumb. He stated that he was in a hurry as he had an appointment at 9:00 am .
I (nurse) took his vital signs and had him take a seat, knowing it would be over an hour before someone would to able to see him. I saw him looking at his watch and decided, since I was not busy with another patient, I would evaluate his wound. On exam it was well healed, so I talked to one of the doctors, got the needed supplies to remove his sutures and redress his wound. While taking care of his wound, we began to engage in conversation.