My first emergency

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    My grandma called me Friday night saying she was dizzy and not feeling well. I went over right away. (Recently, she has had heart problems.)

    When I got there I started an assessment. She was responsive and I knew she had a Doctor appointment on Thursday so I was asking about any new meds as I took her pulse.

    My mom was standing with me and I realized her pulse was weak and only 35. I told her to call 911 and she was going to the hospital. As we were waiting I told my mom to gather my grandma's medicines as I did the rest of her vitals.

    Finally, the paramedic showed up and K gave them the vitals I had gotten and her allergies, history, and sent the meds. We got to the hospital and saw the Doctor who shook my hand and preceded to tell me I did an awesome job and I am the reason my grandma is alive now.

    She is still in the hospital but doing well. This was the first time I had to use my learnings in an actual situation. I am just so happy I am on this path and I know this is where I belong :-) just sharing.
    Last edit by Joe V on Sep 10, '12 : Reason: spacing
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    Awesome!! You've selected a great path! Hope your grandma gets well soon!
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    Quote from Jazziepants
    My grandma called me friday night saying she was dizzy and not feeling well. I went over right away recently she has had heart problems. When i got there i started an assessment. She was responsive and i knew she had a doctor appointment on thursday so i was asking about any new meds as i took her pulse. My mom was standing with me and i realized her pulse was weak and only 35. I told her to call 911 and she was going to the hospital. As we were waiting i told my mom to gather my grandma's medicines as i did the rest of her vitals. Finally the paramedic showed up and i gave them the vitals i had gotten and her allergies, history, and sent the meds. We got to the hospital and saw the doctor who shook my hand and preceded to tell me i did an awesome job and i am the reason my grandma is alive now. She is still in the hospital but doing well. This was the first time i had to use my learnings in an actual situation. I am just so happy i am on this path and i know this is where i belong :-) just sharing.
    Awesome!
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    I hope that I would do as well as you did in that situation...You kept it together and I bet your gram is proud of you...I hope shes home soon and well!
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    That is awesome! I hope to be like that as well!
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    Had an experience somewhat like this last month. You did good! Hope Gram gets well soon
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    That rocks!
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    Just letting everyone know my gram is out of the hospital. She is doing well. And loves to tell the story of how calm and collected i was and how proud of me she is. :-)
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    That's awesome!
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    You rock! You'll be a great nurse! You prioritized very well Way to follow Maslow's Hierarchy and woo hoo for delegation! LOL


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