Okay, so I'm not really sure where to post this, but I have a question.
Earlier today my boyfriend and I came home and it was a nice day, so we opened all the windows. A few minutes after, we heard yelling from somewhere. It turned out one of our neighbors across the street was moving some large chunks of wood in a smaller, open trailer type thing (real descriptive I know). My boyfriend says they were railroad ties.
Anyway, we went outside on the porch to find out where the yelling was, saw some other neighbors running over there and my boyfriend took off before I could get my shoes on. I wasn't sure what was going on at that point so I hadn't rushed over there with him, until he started yelling for me.
So I went over there and the guy already had his leg out and was stumbling around in pain. When I got there my boyfriend told me he "hurt his leg pretty bad." My boyfriend told everyone I was a nurse (which I don't really like d/t liability issues and whatnot, and I'm really just paranoid). Anyway, the guy had an indentation in the back of his calf, and a smaller one in the front. It was red, and I'd guess the indentation ridge to ridge was maybe half an inch at most, definitely not as deep, and a bit red as to be expected.
We were all telling him to go to the doctor, another neighbor mentioned an ambulance, mentioned checking up on him later as he lives alone. We all told him to quit working for the day and go inside to elevate and ice his leg.
My question is, is there anything else I could have or should have done? It made me realize how little we learn in nursing school about these sorts of situations, and emergencies (I'm finishing up my ADN program). I couldn't really think of anything else to do or tell him. Really, there wasn't much else to do in terms of first aid - no cuts or anything, he was able to put weight on his leg (it hurt at first of course but seemed to get better, we stayed for about 10 minutes after his leg was freed). It didn't seem broken or anything. He mentioned the muscle hurting when he walked, specifically.
Honestly it really seems like he's going to be fine. We all put an emphasis on going to the doctor if it doesn't feel any better at all within a day or two. I'm really just paranoid about doing something wrong or not doing something I should have in situations like this (or worse situations).
Any advice is appreciated!