I Think I my CPR Instructor Didn't Know What She Was Talking About - page 4

I am a CNA/CMA in Oklahoma and I have taken paramedic training so I know CPR and this isn't an ego thing where I disagreed strongly to the point where I am crying to the internet. It was to the point... Read More

  1. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from darobow
    I just don't want to rule out the possibility. I know that more than likely I would not need to use one. I am a bit of a 'dark cloud' though. Obviously nobody is gonna get amputated at an assisted living facility. I'm just concerned over the fact that there is no plan B that I can fall back on.
    You should probably learn to do crics then, too, as long as we're not ruling out possibilities.
  2. by   darobow
    Quote from ItsThatJenGirl
    There's no reason to lash out because people aren't telling you what you want to hear.

    Presumably the instructor was assigned to you by the facility. If that was the case, I'd assume that the instructor was aware of the tourniquet policy and advised you all based on that.

    That would also explain the difference between the handout and what you were instructed to do. I was recently instructed that unless you were a first responder (and acting in that capacity), tourniquet application was not indicated.
    Please read the full context of everything before you tell me to not lash out. If you think I am lashing out on the forum please read all the autistic ADHD riddled messages toward me. With only a few with sound advice. With some messages ranging from over analyzing the CPR side of the class and stating obvious CPR stuff to not answering my original questions and mentioning a simile to CPR and First Aid but not stating its a metaphor to being shamed and made out like an idiot for asking if there is a Plan B for things. So If I'm a bit upset at trolls and it bleeds through I'm sorry.
    But I'm not upset at being told something I don't want to hear.
  3. by   darobow
    Quote from blondy2061h
    You should probably learn to do crics then, too, as long as we're not ruling out possibilities.
    I know how to do cricothyrotomies actually. Got anything else? I did go to paramedic school.
    It should have been mentioned in the OP please read.
    Last edit by darobow on Jan 24 : Reason: Uh
  4. by   klone
    Several of us answered your questions. Is there something more you're unclear about?
  5. by   blondy2061h
    Quote from darobow
    I know how to do cricothyrotomies actually. Got anything else? I did go to paramedic school.
    It should have been mentioned in the OP please read.
    Why are you working as a CNA? You should be going to medical school. Or nursing school. You clearly have higher aspirations than what you're doing.
  6. by   darobow
    Quote from blondy2061h
    Why are you working as a CNA? You should be going to medical school. Or nursing school. You clearly have higher aspirations than what you're doing.
    Working on National Registry
  7. by   darobow
    Quote from klone
    Several of us answered your questions. Is there something more you're unclear about?
    Yes how do magnets work?
  8. by   klone
  9. by   Jedrnurse
    You're a self-proclaimed trained paramedic with an EMT-B credential, working as a CNA, hanging on a nursing board. Judging from the tenor of some of your responses (spoiling for a flame war), you have anger issues. ("autistic ADHD responses"??)

    Take a breath. Realize you have a lot to learn (as evidenced by not knowing why giving compressions too fast is counter-productive). No matter what role in healthcare you choose to pursue, people skills will be one of the most important things that will contribute to your success or failure.
  10. by   RotorRunner
    Quote from darobow
    Please read the full context of everything before you tell me to not lash out. If you think I am lashing out on the forum please read all the autistic ADHD riddled messages toward me. With only a few with sound advice. With some messages ranging from over analyzing the CPR side of the class and stating obvious CPR stuff to not answering my original questions and mentioning a simile to CPR and First Aid but not stating its a metaphor to being shamed and made out like an idiot for asking if there is a Plan B for things. So If I'm a bit upset at trolls and it bleeds through I'm sorry.
    But I'm not upset at being told something I don't want to hear.
    Your language is pretty offensive and unprofessional, FYI.

    I don't even know what is being argued in this thread at this point. The plan B for a CNA in a nursing facility is call for help. Unless the Oklahoma state board of nursing approves tourniquet applications by CNAs and your facility protocol allows it, you will be applying pressure for uncontrolled bleeding. EMS will operate under their protocols when they arrive.

    You are simply incorrect about the rate of compressions for CPR. And the rationale has been explained.
  11. by   Horseshoe
    Quote from darobow
    With some messages ranging from over analyzing the CPR side of the class and stating obvious CPR stuff to not answering my original questions and mentioning a simile to CPR and First Aid but not stating its a metaphor
    When you make an analogy or metaphor, you don't state that you are making an analogy or metaphor. It should be obvious, which I believe that particular post *was*.

    You seem like a rather literal thinker, which I guess isn't the worst thing in the world, but you need to get a handle on your defensive posture. People with thin skin have a hard time in the healthcare world. I'm surprised you haven't found that to be the case already in the paramedic realm.

    Bottom line, it seems you now understand why your 140 bpm CPR was too fast, and what to do in your facility when one of your residents experiences a spontaneous limb amputation.
  12. by   Silverdragon102
    Closing for staff review

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