Malaysia: "Please, help my son! He is dying!" - page 2

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"Please, help my son! He is dying!" - a middle aged man screamed as he entered the emergency room. I looked up and saw one little boy age of nine in his arm with so much blood on his body. The blood is whooshing from the... Read More


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    Quote from geekynurseRN
    I still can't get over the RN that wouldn't help...
    i know. that RN needs to change career
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    Wow, I cannot believe that nurse. I am not even in clinical yet and if I saw someone bleeding out, I would automatically try to help stop the bleeding in any way that I can. Thank you for sharing, you are a wonderful nurse. God bless.
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    You should be proud of yourself! You worked diligently on a very bad situation that rarely has a good outcome in the best of circumstances. I worked in a large inner city hospital trauma/emergency dept with all the resources and personnel at your fingertips and I also for a short time worked in a small community hospital emergency room. Cases like this belong in a trauma center and the sooner the better... unfortunately this father thought the closest emergency room is where he needs to be... as you described, resources are limited. I do question why after 6 months as a new nurse you were placed in that situation... that is not fair to you. As I said, be proud of your response to try to do what you could... the nurse "who couldn't handle all the blood" --- I ask why is she anywhere near any size emergency dept??? She needs to go work for some insurance company and get out of the way!
    7feetunder likes this.
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    wow.
    The world needs more nurses like you. Sorry the other nurse wasn't helpful in time of real need. Thank you for caring.
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    Quote from roseonye
    i know. that RN needs to change career
    I know, why would she decide to become a nurse if she can't handle that? I could see if she wanted to work in an environment with little patient care where blood was unlikely, or a desk job, but in an emergency room? Shouldn't being able to be around blood be a job requirement in the ER?

    It's not only a sad story, but it is also scarey to think that someday you may need medica attention and a health care worker will just abandon you like that.
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    Thank you all..
    I'm glad that my experience inspired you all

    but for you all information..the RN that afraid of blood is not worked at emergency department.She is working at medical n surgical ward.She came down because I alert the ward nurses to help me at emergency as I don't have enough hand.BUT still,I'm shocked she said that to me in that kind of situation...
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    Quote from spongekarl
    wow this definitely is a very unforgettable experience
    yeap.I will never forget it..
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    Bravo for doing the Advanced Trauma care certification.

    You'll never know, perhaps all the training in the world might still not have saved that boy, but then, every bit of learning that we do just might give us that edge that saves a life.

    American nurses really cannot understand the differences between what is available in other countries unless they spend time overseas. If Maylasia is like Thailand, where I've lived, few that run ambulances really have any adequate training and depending on where you live, there simply may be no trauma center.

    Here in America the nurse that wouldn't help would likely face "abandonment" charges and at a minimum would likely have her license revoked by the Board of Nursing. In Thailand, that would not be the case, and it may not be in Maylasia.

    Thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.
    chaka_1709, FireHorseNinja, nkochrn, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from 7feetunder
    Thank you all..
    I'm glad that my experience inspired you all

    but for you all information..the RN that afraid of blood is not worked at emergency department.She is working at medical n surgical ward.She came down because I alert the ward nurses to help me at emergency as I don't have enough hand.BUT still,I'm shocked she said that to me in that kind of situation...
    I don't care if she worked in the hospital gift shop. She is no nurse, she is a disgrace. You, however, are the real deal. You make me proud.
    barrettrn1 and TandTstudent like this.
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    This is very inspirational story as a new grad nurse. I vow to learn as much as I can and be mentally prepared to handle any situation. My heart breaks hearing that the nurse couldn't "handle" blood. Are you serious, was she fired after this incident??!
    Kudos to you for finding another hospital and expanding your education.
    TandTstudent likes this.


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