Monday, April 11, 2011

Puke, Puke and more you guessed it PUKE!

It started off to be really SLOW in the ED then we picked up....

Pt.1)   Meth addict comes in via ambulance....  As soon as they give her the "Reversal" drugs the erupted kind of like this :

It was quite interesting... She even hit the ceiling!    Everyone who was in the vicinity got hit with puke... Note to self :  " Always remember to stay away from the meth addicts in the ED You never know when their gunna blow...."

Pt 2) comes in dehydrated from running a marathon in the heat wave we had... EMS can't get an IV so the comes via POV  and puked on the floor...  we got her an IV and a "Emisis Bucket" and she was ok.

Pt3) Comes in with a stomach bug.... the Runs and vomit and all... YUCK!  Pukes in triage.... *rolls eyes* yay!

Loonie #1)  This crazy person comes in saying she "Has a RARE bacterial punomnia" that you only can get in West Virginia.... Because she has a cough etc... The BS meter was in Red for this one....   The nurses agreed. So she was put on precautions.... turned out she had mucus build up and nuttin else....  We will be sure to collect you copay BEFORE we let you go.

So I had my fair share of puke and loons... Puke no longer effects me... (I HOPE)

More later!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A New Department = A New Adventure!

So I am back volunteering at Hospital B now that all of the crap with the ACT is OVER and School is done :)  I decided to work in their ED just to see if the Trauma Nursing thing is for me... Oh, It IS!  It may be a little early to make my decision but, I had alot of fun today!

On my adventures through the 19 Room & 2 Trauma Bay ED I got to experience:

  • Triage and the stuff that goes with it. 
  • My First FULL BLOWN compound fracture (Yes the bone WAS sticking out of this poor kid's arm He was VERY BRAVE)
  • My second Cardiopulmonary Arrest Almost dropped in the ambulance bay  (Yes, I have kept count. Weird I know.)
  • A gentleman who drove himself to the ER with a broken right ankle.
  • Several bumps,headaches and a busted chin on a kiddo (3 years old and he was a TROOPER!)
  • I  got to see 3 Traumas roll in.  ( a big car wreck and the heart attack victim mentioned above)
  • I also got to see a criminal get arrested in the ED after he was treated.  I should be use to it since my dad is a police officer but, I'm not lol!  I was more curious what kind of trouble he was in by "stocking the room" but, I kept my big nose out of it. 
Part of my duties is to go running out the door when a car pulls up and offer a wheel chair to the incoming Victims  (I mean) Patients.  The kiddo with a compound fracture  pulled up and omg I almost passed out. No amount of Civil Air Patrol Search and Rescue trauma training prepares you for that. (NONE)

All in all it was a pretty awesome day and I can't wait to go back!