Ok, first off, let me tell what a valuable resource this board has been for little old me, a 30-something who decided to go back to school to do what I have always really wanted to do. You guys really are fantastic, and have given me a window into the world I want to be in.
Like many others I suspect, much of my initial childhood interest was piqued by watching the action on tv, such as Marcus Welby, MASH, and Emergency!.
Well, I have recently been addicted (and it gives me a break from my studies) to re-runs of the old Emergency! series (and don't think I didn't notice there is a poster on here who calls him/herself "Johnny Gage" haha).
Well, in between learning my very basic prerequisite courses (read: I'm not really doing anything nursing-wise yet) I have been trying to figure out what the procedures are on that show. I know it's not real, I know it's outdated, but I have this
burning, annoying obsession
with finding out why the heck every casualty is practically cured by giving an IV of "Ringers Lactate" or "D5W, TKO".
I grilled my classmates yesterday, hey, does anyone
know what the heck is in the IV "Ringers Lactate", but no one knew. We are just beginning, you know
So, anyone???? Johnny Gage, are you out there?!?
Yes, I am a tremendous loser. I feel silly posting this amongst all these serious, educational posts, but man, I gotta know.