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Oh please people do this! I had a critical patient come in who was on the verge of crumping the other night and when we hooked him up to the 3 lead it showed asystole. Of course this got the attention of everyone around and they came running. I told them to back off look, he is awake, talking and moving around. Lets get a stat 12 lead and go from there.
The key with ER is focused. You have to focus in on what is the problem. If they come in with their arm backwards, does most of the other stuff really matter? Not necessarily.
Every chance you see them talk to them is a chance to assess them. Were they talking perfectly before and not so well now? Is their skin now diaphoretic and pale. IS their breathing now severely labored when it wasnt before.
ER was a whole different animal to me as I had worked on the floor. You are worried about such different things up there and you can tell when you call to give report to the floor nurses because I will tell you what you need to know, and thats the facts, you can do the rest up there.
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