Funny seeing an old post of mine! I figured I would update whoever is interested.
I have been a Flight Nurse since January 2017. The training has been intense and the hours long. I have been off of orientation for about a month and there is still so much to learn!
I had my first scene call my last shift, two actually (back to back). One was fairly straight forward, it was an intoxicated male who was stabbed with femoral artery involvement. Treatment was simple tourniquet, TXA, Fluids, and transport. The second call was more complicated. It was an MVA, unrestrained passenger, highway speeds. Broken jaw, teeth busted-out, blood in airway, altered with LOC. Interventions included IV, RSI, Intubation, sedation, vent management, and transfer.
Scene calls are complicated and chaotic, thank god for my Flight Medic and the fire crews on the ground. They really had their act together which made my job as a new Flight Nurse more manageable.
I will try to update more often!