Well, i don't have ems training, per se...but i'm an RN, in the county ER, i of course, am acls, and tncc, which means i'm trauma certified.
I have mainly worked in the ER my whole career, for the last 4 years I have worked at Parkland ER, which is Dallas' county hospital, so we see EVERYTHING...it's also the main burn center in this area of the US, AND it's the third busiest in the ER. I have delivered several babies, I've been hit, scratched, spit on...I've had a knife pulled on me, I've have had to have police escort, because the police couldn't locate someone who wanted to kill me...I've held family member's hands, as we watched thieir loved one slip away, i've told a daughter her mother was dead, and held her until family arrived. I've jumped on a stretcher, and done compressions on a dying man until we could get him to the OR, and i've chased a naked prostitute down the hall. I've been called bitch, princess, two-bit whore...I've had patients cry and tell me that I made them feel like they mattered...cuz they sure as hell don't matter while they're sleeping under that bridge..i've had people tell me they hope i get raped and murdered, because I wouldn't give them morphine. So with all that...i LOVE my county ER, I have tried to leave Parkland Hospital, but i will always come back. The nurses, the firemen, the doctors and police...AND the patients are my family.
I have always wanted to be a nurse, and i like to be very busy in my job, so the ER seemed perfect. I love the excitement of getting back a CPR, and the satisfaction of saving lives, and meeting new people every day. I also wanted to add that i have been rescued by firemen a couple of times in my life, so I think that is what led me to the ER. I think ER nurses and firemen have a special bond, when we get a firemen in the ER, the whole atmosphere changes, there is nothing we would not do to save one of ours, and I know if one of the DFD ran on me if I were in trouble, I know I would be OK. Not just Dallas Fire, though, since i work in the county ER, i see lots of different agencies, I just see Dallas more often.
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oh my....... is that a smile on ur face (in the profile pic)..... and where is the siren speaker that supposed to be on that bumper!!! LMAO. just picking on u. Hmmm ill have to look for you next time i come to parkland
Hey bunni, Thats some history you have, maybe you should write a book. We have a couple of things in common, we both love what we do and I also have chased a naked prostitute down a hall, but probably not for the same reason, JK. Stay safe and I hope to hear back from you.