“I don’t understand why they get so upset. It happens all the time. Every day. Nothing’s changed . . . it’s just part of life. They need to get over it more”
These were the words I once heard a triage nurse stating when we brought in a woman having a suspected miscarriage. I guess statistically speaking they’re right – it does happen all the time. But, to the individual it’s happening to, you couldn’t say anything more dumb. Continue reading
Attending ‘proper’ jobs in the Ambulance Service is a little like waiting for a bus. You can do hundreds of silly nonsensical jobs and then, all of a sudden, a few serious ones all come at once.
Having a student with you means ideally you want them to witness, and get involved with, as many different types of patient complaints as possible – especially serious ‘time critical’ patients. But this can be seen as being somewhat sadistic . . . Continue reading