1. An unexpected and usually dangerous health related situation that calls for immediate action.
2. A patient requiring urgent and immediate medical attention
3. An occurrence or condition which prevents one from being capable of performing the duties of their job and/or living because of impending threat to their visual acuity, extremity locomotion or core autonomic respiratory and circulatory functions (aside from a severe case of Crying Baby Syndrome CBS
In short: LIFE, LIMB or EYESIGHT
If you do not meet one of the definitions above, your situation is NOT an emergency and can wait until the primary care provider's office opens. Additionally, if you had the time to read this entire sign, you are most likely not an emergent patient.
*Frantic knocking on door*
Medic: "It's 0236. What's the medical emergency
Random Whiner: "Doc, I've got a bad cough and I stubbed my toe..."
Medic: "You... Cough. . . Toe. . ."
*Grabs weapon, chambers round*
Random Whiner: "Erm..." *runs away quickly*
Medic: "Feelin better now, eh?"