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Oh I was a member of the page back then lol. We bag people sitting up all the time, especially the exacerbations that we are prepping to intubate, RT will bag them in fowlers while we're drawing up the RSI meds.
1) build up the courage to have my neck fused 2) take The Certified Emergency Nurses exam in 2 weeks 3) spend more time with my family 4) decide where we're going to move to (Alaska, Maine, Maryland, or Montana are top of the list right now) 5) loose weight and cook more meals at home
I like the idea a lot. I don't have a whole lot of free time with an infant, school, and work, but I'm happy to help out in any way you need. I imagine maybe each chapter being a different topic, like "Field Pronouncement" and then the chapter discusses our experiences pronouncing patients in the field and tips for talking with the families?
Do you want to be an RN or a Paramedic? In my experience going through nursing school takes up a good majority of your time and brain capacity, so if you want to be an RN, focus on that and succeed at that.
What you're describing is how I imagine it should be. We often bring the family into the room as we're doing our last round with the chaplain and the doc steps back with the primary nurse and describes everything we did and when we get to the next pulse check, we call it and give the family time. We had one family recently get very very hysterical because they thought since the paramedics were taking her to the hospital, we were going to save them and that just isn't the case most of the time.
Do you think most field providers are uncomfortable having that discussion with families, especially those who haven't run many codes in their careers. It seems like we have a lot of new medics lately and I'm wondering if there is a correlation.