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.
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?
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.
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.
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