Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Who's Calling, Please?

"Anybody have a patient over at CT scan?" the secretary called out to the workstation as staff mulled about.

"I think I do," mumbled a nurse distractedly as she charted.

"She's seizing."

That's certainly one way to jolt people into action.  I ran with the nurse over to radiology, while another nurse hustled over to the Pyxis to grab meds.  We found her unresponsive by the time we arrived, and I bagged her as we rushed her back to the trauma bay.  After a slightly frenzied couple of minutes we had her intubated, placed on a portable monitor, and back on her way to the scanner.  Turned out she had a massive bleed in her brain.

Never a dull moment.

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