After putting up that last post I got to wondering how the situation arose and who ultimately is to blame. The triage nurse has operated within her defined role, and abided by the protocol provided. Technically she has done nothing wrong, but has abetted a system that sanctions inadequate care.
So who wrote the fucking protocol? Sadly I think it likely that it was done by one of our own. We have in the medical profession plenty of grovelling arse licking yes men, willing to throw their principles in the bin for self advancement and financial gain. Men cast in this mould. We all know that medicine can not be adequately practised by tick box and protocol, but some will overlook this for selfish motives.
I have used this phrase before and make no apology for using it again. The only difference between some doctors, and prostitutes, is that there are some things prostitutes will not do for money.