Any one here work in an ER that was featured on a Discovery show? - page 2

Any of the shows like Resident life or Trauma: Life in the ER? That would be so cool.... Read More

  1. by   nurseunderwater
    ot: did anyone see the one with the er admit who had a knife sticking out of his head??? 3 inches in and he was a&o x3......crazy
  2. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from nurseunderwater
    ot: did anyone see the one with the er admit who had a knife sticking out of his head??? 3 inches in and he was a&o x3......crazy
    What's an a&o?
  3. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    a&o x3 means that you are alert and oriented to person, place, and time.
    Last edit by Chad_KY_SRNA on Jun 12, '04
  4. by   NeuroICURN
    Quote from KibbsRNstudent
    Any of the shows like Resident life or Trauma: Life in the ER? That would be so cool.
    Yeah, my hospital has been on "Trauma: Life in the ER" a few times!
  5. by   flinky23
    Quote from KibbsRNstudent
    What's an a&o?
    Alert and oriented times 1= self only
    A&Ox2= person(who THEY are) and place
    A&Ox3= person, place and time i.e. day, date and year

    I have had pts who knew who they are, where they are, but it is 1950. I love telling them it's so cool getting to be their nurse 20 years before I am even BORN.LOL
  6. by   NeuroICURN
    Quote from flinky23
    Alert and oriented times 1= self only
    A&Ox2= person(who THEY are) and place
    A&Ox3= person, place and time i.e. day, date and year

    I have had pts who knew who they are, where they are, but it is 1950. I love telling them it's so cool getting to be their nurse 20 years before I am even BORN.LOL
    Actually, someone who is A&Ox2 can be self and place, self and year, year and place. It just means they are oriented to two things. I've had plenty of pt's who sometimes get all 3, other times they know self and year, then they know self and place. It can change every time you assess someone! The way I do it is this....if someone is completely oriented, I say A&Ox3...otherwise, I say that they are "oriented to self and place only", or whatever the case may be.

    Generally, when people start to lose orientation, they lose time first, then place and the last is themselves, but that's not set in stone.
  7. by   Dixielee
    :imbar I was working nights at my usual job about 18 months ago and EMS comes in with a febrile seizure kid, complete with camera man. It was quite unnerving to say the least. I did not see the show for almost a year but there I was, in all my glory drawing blood from this kid, and trying to reassure the father. I was on a total of about 15 seconds and that was enough! Everyone had to sign release forms to be on, and after I signed, I thought maybe I shouldn't have. The camera man asked us lots of questions about what was going on, why we were doing what we did , etc. It did affect my care to a certain degree because I was so nervous about the camera. I missed the IV, which I rarely do, but at least got the bloodwork. I have had my 15 seconds of fame, and am content to leave it to the professionals.
  8. by   KibbsRNstudent
    Quote from Dixielee
    :imbar I was working nights at my usual job about 18 months ago and EMS comes in with a febrile seizure kid, complete with camera man. It was quite unnerving to say the least. I did not see the show for almost a year but there I was, in all my glory drawing blood from this kid, and trying to reassure the father. I was on a total of about 15 seconds and that was enough! Everyone had to sign release forms to be on, and after I signed, I thought maybe I shouldn't have. The camera man asked us lots of questions about what was going on, why we were doing what we did , etc. It did affect my care to a certain degree because I was so nervous about the camera. I missed the IV, which I rarely do, but at least got the bloodwork. I have had my 15 seconds of fame, and am content to leave it to the professionals.
    Do you remember the title of the program. (Trauma life in the er... ) and what episode it was?
  9. by   Dixielee
    I think the name was Paramedics and they were featuring EMSA (the ambulance company name) in Oklahoma City. I never looked for it but stumbled on it one night when I couldn't sleep and found it on one of the cable channels. A friend of mine had seen it and said I was on, so when I saw them talking about OKC I watched. Kinda wierd seeing yourself on TV. I am not shy by any means, but it was un-nerving being in front of the camera. I guess Hollywood will have to wait on someone else to make millions, it sure won't be me! :chuckle
  10. by   Energizer Bunny
    I'm sure I saw you Dixie! LOL! Next time the OK one is on, I'll have to pay better attention! LOL!
  11. by   sleepless in norman
    I was working ER at norman regional and they filmed part of the made for TV movie " Rise And Walk; The Dennis Byrd Story " and I got the part of an ER nurse, as a walk on extra, I'm in two of the begining scenes. Read my story entitled " Down and Dirty in the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing " on this site by me, Sleepless in norman. Take Care.
    Quote from KibbsRNstudent
    Any of the shows like Resident life or Trauma: Life in the ER? That would be so cool.
  12. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    Dixielee,
    Were you on the May 3, 1999 episode of Paramedics? I know it has been a few months since you posted this but I have that episode on tape. I enjoyed it thoroughly. I wish that no one ever had to go through that but I am glad that the right people were there with the right training.
    Chad
  13. by   *PICURN*
    my hospital has been on the "resident life" show

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