Our trip to the ER

  1. last night my daughter and i had to make a visit to the er. unfortunately she slipped in the shower & gashed her chin pretty badly. despite the circumstances, i was kind of excited to look at the "activites" that go on in there. i surprised myself at how calm i was. while waiting for the doctor, i started getting the creeps hearing all the moaning, but after awhile you just tune it out. i am really looking forward to becoming a nurse (just doing prereq.'s now) :d
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    currently taking prereq's for RN, & work full time as an Account Clerk II


  3. by   BrandyBSN
    How did your daughter come out? Many stitches? Hope she is ok!

    When going to the ER it is always neat to watch people work, and I try to see what they are doing, and usually insist on seeing my own x-rays (with several broken bones, im getting pretty good at reading them )

    Let us know how your daughter is?

  4. by   wanna B an RN
    she's doing ok, she only needed 3 stitches, but it was still scary because she's my daughter. she was so brave though, she didn't cry at all!
  5. by   CEN35
    it's a neat place to work........in the er. look at enough films...........and you get to be able to read the wide mediastinums, people fos, or free air etc..............the ortho stuff is the easiest.........it gets better!!
  6. by   Robin61970
    I got to share a similar experience today, but mine terrified me. We had to call an ambulance because my hubby had chest pains and almost passed out. I was very impressed with the way first response and the ambulance crew handled it...the ER did a good job as well, and I also found myself watching what was going on around me more closely than I used to.....He is home now, but has to have a nuclear stress test next week to see what it was...they couldn't find anything, but he couldn't brethe...had a pain in his chest...turned red....lips tingled....BP of 159/120...normal EKG...blood enzymes good...chest xray good....I guess we will have to wait and see...will keep all updated...