But doesn't that make it the worst call for them? The thread asks about the personal worse calls
Mine was the two burned to death kids because, well they were kids
But the most intesne trauma call i got was yersteday, skull fx. Femur fx. Exposed humerus fx. cephallic mass exposure,
Not the worse call, but the most intense
I've seen many traumas, burns and have done several end of life withdrawals on all ages, including infants, and those I may remember but not to ever say they were the worst.
I remember calls like an active elderly lady who fractures her hip and is crying quietly all the way to the hospital. Those I remember because I know what lies ahead for her. I may also be around when they tell her she will never go home again and her pets have been put in the county shelter to be euthanized since they are too old to be adopted. Those are my memorable patient care days. Her tears I may remember for a long time. Unfortunately there have been many elderly people that fit this description that I have met throughout the years.
The calls that I know will change the life of someone, who is still alive, forever and the healing process the whole family will go through are the ones I remember the most. Sometimes I remember them because they might have a good outcome but many will not. Those that have died will leave their families to grieve but the patient's pain will be no more.