Helipad Trauma Nursing - page 2

by TraumaBSN

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Any one work as a nurse on helicopter emergency transfers?? How did you get there, and what should I do to get there?... Read More


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    HA!!! That intubation story is unreal! I greatly appreciate your experience, and will take it to heart. I love trauma more than any other field of nursing. Always have. Nothing excites me more about nursing the prospect of saving the life of an acutely ill patient. That being said, I will strive toward becoming a solid nurse and a fine addition to the team. Leadership is only as good as your experience, so I that's what I'm gonna get first.
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    Don't forget that any transport service that uses RNs is going to see a lot of acute medical patients. Yes trauma is a lot of fun but acute medical is the bread and butter.
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Ya we do accident scene too However for every accident scene we do I would guess we do 4 or 5 critical care transports. A couple months ago I intubated a man in a barn with a dead bull laying across his pelvice/legs by flashlight while standing calf deep in liquid cow manure. THAT is why I take a $14 an hour pay cut to do it
    no kidding right??? every body thinks "You must be paid a ton of money? when I tell the NO they look puzzled and don't understand that we do it because we love it.

    Now I have had some pretty unusual intubations...but I think you've got me, hands down, beat...now I get the avatar.... literally.... (LOL actually I was always the feces magnet as well)

    And the Oscar goes to......
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    Don't forget that any transport service that uses RNs is going to see a lot of acute medical patients. Yes trauma is a lot of fun but acute medical is the bread and butter.
    I absolutely agree.....most transports are medically critical patients needing tertiary facilities....cardiac, premies, children, transplants.


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