first on scene of accident did I do all I could have? - page 3
Hi, I am new here and a student nurse. I would like some input to a situation I was in yesterday. I saw a young man get hit by a van as he was running across the street. It was horrible. He... Read More
Sep 12, '03Occupation: Medicare claims review for major insurance company Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in telemetry, case management ; From: US ; Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 1,176; Likes: 760Robbin,
Six years ago my mom died in a car wreck. In her belongings given to me by the cops afterward was a man's jacket with an unfamiliar name on it. I found out it was the name of the guy in the car behind her. I contacted him and we had a wonderful conversation as he told me of seeing the wreck, and sitting by her and using his jacket to cover her. She was dead before the ambulance got there, and it was so comforting to me to know there are wonderful people like him (and YOU) out there who will be good Samaritans and help the injured. You did the best you could and I am so proud of you for stopping to help.
Sep 12, '03Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49It is very scarey when you are first at an accident scene with no equipment. You did fine.
Hoolahan that sounds scarey too.
Sep 12, '03Occupation: "Exploring my options" ;) Specialty: 30 year(s) of experience in Alzheimer's, Geriatrics, Chem. Dep. ; From: US ; Joined: Apr '03; Posts: 11,245; Likes: 8,514Originally posted by Robbin M
this man died last night. I just found out. I am so sorry his life ended that way.
If you are feeling bad that he died, STOP. One of my first deaths was sudden on a young man. I had to go to the AUTOPSY to assure myself I hadn't missed anything (I hadn't)
God bless you