things you will never live down

johnrsemt

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Watched someone put a c-collar on right way out, but upside down. Brain dead moment; esp when the patient took it off and put it back on correctly.
 

ARose

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Biffed my pt in the head w the toughbook last night.
Hard.
 

Oculuck

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ARose

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Okkayyy..
We need to hear this story! ;)

My partner asked for the computer and I reached past the PTs head to the left (partner was in jump seat, I was teching to the left of pt) and just then we took a hard turn and the laptop whacked 'em in the side of the head.
Hard.
 

Mountain Res-Q

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My partner asked for the computer and I reached past the PTs head to the left (partner was in jump seat, I was teching to the left of pt) and just then we took a hard turn and the laptop whacked 'em in the side of the head.
Hard.

Despite the occasional strong desire, I have NEVER assaulted a patient...



I assault them... and then they become a patient... :rofl:
 

ARose

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Despite the occasional strong desire, I have NEVER assaulted a patient...



I assault them... and then they become a patient... :rofl:

"I thought he had LRQ pain?"

"Yea, well, now he's got a head injury, just put it in the damn report..."
 

Oculuck

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"I thought he had LRQ pain?"

"Yea, well, now he's got a head injury, just put it in the damn report..."

Rofll!!
Did you seriously add that into the report?
 

Oculuck

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No, I was being facetious....

Lol.. Kinda hard to tell sarcasm over the internet.

Serious question though; if the pt complained about it, would you have to put it in the report?
 

ARose

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Lol.. Kinda hard to tell sarcasm over the internet.

Serious question though; if the pt complained about it, would you have to put it in the report?

Absolutely.

The pt wasn't thrilled, but they were uninjured and most importantly understanding.
Now I'm wondering if I should have....

Edited because I didn't proof....
 
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Oculuck

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Absolutely.

The pt wasn't thrilled, but they were uninjured and most importantly understanding.
Now I'm wondering if I should have....

Edited because I didn't proof....

Yeah, like what if for some reason he complained at the ER... and they call your company?
 

ARose

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Yeah, like what if for some reason he complained at the ER... and they call your company?

Then I get my butt in hot water. We all make mistakes. One of our sr crew members dumped a pt a while back on uneven ground with the cot fully extended.
I'm not perfect hon, I don't pretend to be. The whole point of learning from your mistakes is not doing the same stupid thing twice.
My lesson?
Make sure you have a stable hold on your equipment at all times.
I looked like a moron the other night, I can laugh at it, my partner can laugh at it, and my pt was safely treated and transferred.
Aside from hitting his noggin that is.
 

Oculuck

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Then I get my butt in hot water. We all make mistakes. One of our sr crew members dumped a pt a while back on uneven ground with the cot fully extended.
I'm not perfect hon, I don't pretend to be. The whole point of learning from your mistakes is not doing the same stupid thing twice.
My lesson?
Make sure you have a stable hold on your equipment at all times.
I looked like a moron the other night, I can laugh at it, my partner can laugh at it, and my pt was safely treated and transferred.
Aside from hitting his noggin that is.

Hahaa! What was he being picked up for anyways? Hope if wasn't head trama! :rofl:
 

Danno

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Was my second day ever in the field, we had just dropped our pt off and were on our way out of the hospital. My FTO goes I need to go to the bathroom and I needed to as well so I was following him. I was busy thinking about the call, what i could have done better, etc. I ended up following him INTO the bathroom. We get halfway in, he turns around goes "what the F*** do you think you're doing?!"

Yeah. his partner just about died laughing
 

Steveb

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Forgetting to check Vitals on a patient who suffered a concussion.
 

Steveb

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Told the blind pt. as we were going outside, watch your eyes it is really bright out here!


I think the sunglasses through me off:sad:
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
 

jkrewko

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my very first day, my first run as an emt-b. i had never used a monitor before and i put the bp cuff on backwards. it inflated right off the guys arm. my partner just burst out laughing. he is now my rescue capt at the fd and still breaks my balls over it. we are also super good friends. still funny
 

tnoye1337

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my very first day, my first run as an emt-b. i had never used a monitor before and i put the bp cuff on backwards. it inflated right off the guys arm. my partner just burst out laughing. he is now my rescue capt at the fd and still breaks my balls over it. we are also super good friends. still funny

I put bp cuffs on backwards sometimes, but I remember to fix it before I inflate it.
 
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