I’m guessing you’ve figured it out! Completely new template! Let me know what ya’ll think of it and if it needs some tweaking.
At first I couldn’t find anything too exciting but I like this one a bit.
Today we got a nice finger lac/amputation. Fingers 4/5 gone, remaining are iffy. They toned out a hellicopter too. Funny thing is… we were to the ER doors before it would have been on scene.
PS, I hate nursing homes. I love nurses. I hate nursing homes. We were called to a 87 year old man who had a fever(dispatch: Sick One). While getting report from his nurse–who seemed to give me more personal knowledge of patients than I’m used to, something clicked. They called for a fever x3 days. Neg Influeza-A, etc. But then she said that on the 1st that he had a SP02% of 81%. They gave him 2L via nasal. Are you shitting me? 81%(he had sats of 98 on the 30th according to his chart…) and you let it sit there for 3 days on 2L of o’s?
No… I couldn’t have heard you right… This was for a “fever”? You didn’t think that maybe you should call us because your patient is going into heart failure? You didn’t think that maybe 81% was bad. Ironically–this was a real Nurse–not a CNA who was covering 40 beds. This is a 5-1 facility. WTF?
So, as a refresher class, what do we do when you get Oxygen sats in the 80′s that are supposed to be there…. Yes, wait. That’s it.