Monday, March 16

You Make the Call...Trauma Room...What Happened

You should know by now to read THIS first.

Not yet a Paramedic, my understanding of anatomy and physiology was still at a basic level, but I knew that a sudden change in sensation after movement was never good.
I spoke up repeatedly that the numbness developed only after the spine board had been removed, finally assuring that the nurse taking the notes in the corner had written it down.

Rest assured that my incomplete written report now had an additional paragraph under "Condition on arrival."

The gentleman later had a full recovery.

Don't let folks who are above you in training or licensure ignore you if you have a pertinent issue. Make sure your concern is heard and understood before you leave.

If you said do whatever it takes to get the MD to listen, you made the right call.

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