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Joined Jun 23, '08 - from 'North Central Florida'. TDFlMedicRN is a Peds CICU RN. He has '6' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Pediatric Critical Care, Cardiac, EMS'. Posts: 160 (70% Liked) Likes: 584

Calling the Code - a coping mechanism in 14 lines

It all started simply enough – a usual day at the station house. We checked in, we checked out the rig, we did our station duties and filled out the logbook; we looked up our duty roster for the day and we even started working on CE’s. There are mornings that the calls come right away, and days you actually get to unpack your gear; some days you might even be able to have a cup of coffee and relax for a bit – but the calls always come. When the calls come, you never know what it’s going to... Read More →

Why am I doing this, anyway?

"@#$!, @#$!, @#$!, @#$!!" I had not realized up until that point that subvocalized cursing could be so loud, but even though the only sounds he could make were the "sh" and the "t", he was going to say it. He was young, he was angry - he was a brand new quad who had woken up to find himself paralyzed, trached, and in a strange hospital in a strange town. Worse yet, nobody was listening to him - and he did have something to say besides the continuous recitation of his favorite word. "Good... Read More →

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