I love trauma! Love pulling up on a scene where someones life is on the line but you know exactly what to do. Trauma is cut and dry. No second guessing. You know that blood is necessary to sustain life and if it is coming out you got to stop it. You know that fractures need to be splinted if possible, C-spine care is a must and breathing in a necessity. You are taught in basic how to do these things, of course most are just automatic impulses. You do it without thought. I love getting in the upside down vehicles working on a patient that is in bad shape knowing you can make a difference. Starting wide bore IV's is the oddest positions... that is my idea of a good call. No second guessing. just stopping the bleeding, providing O2 and IV fluid to maintain blood pressure. Flying patients out when they need it. Trashing your truck, or better yet someone else's! Love it, hate to get a call get you adrenalin pumping and them it ends up nothing. If that was all I got to do in a shift, I would be happy. Working a code makes you think, sometimes leaves you second guessing yourself, not trauma...pretty much cut and dry.....You know what is important and you do what you got to do. There are so many different diagnoses with Cardiac. Trauma, even when its total chaos, gotta love it!.

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Comment by Jojo on February 25, 2008 at 10:02am
I agree sometimes I wish every call would be as easy as look my done is stick out of my arm can you fix it?
Comment by Hayward Dewey Pack JR on February 14, 2008 at 10:30am
My little Trauma Junkie..........hehehehe

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