WTF – I punch in and within 30 minutes I respond to:
- Cardiac arrest #1
- 5 minutes later cardiac arrest #2 (both died)
- 2 minutes later severe bradycardia – HR 28 ( this one made it the ICU)
And then it was just a long, long parade of very sick people with assorted emergencies over 12 and a half hours.
Subdural hematomas, transfusions, peri-anal abscess, cholesistitis, stroke, suicidal ideation, drug-induced psychosis, 94 year-old Alzheimer’s lady with full right-side ecchymosis, pulmonary embolism, altered mental status status-post dialysis, and on and on and on…
So excuse me if this post isn’t one of my better ones. I exhausted my brain power somewhere back there in the ED.
Nothing a goods night sleep can’t fix.