It was a lazy monday morning in ER. I was not supposed to be in the morning shift but asked to do so since we have 3 staffs scheduled for ACLS training. I don’t have routine checking assignment since I’m not included in the original list of staffs on duty. For this reason, I voluntarily [...]
The routine assessments and activities of an ICU Nurse may come to be so technical and may look so easy to some if not most of the others. Taking hourly vital signs. Measuring patient input and output. Tube feeding. Positioning patient here and there. Daily baths in bed. Bedmaking. Just to name a few. But [...]
The patient was only 18 years old; much too young to die. “Oscar” just wanted to get some extra money for a date with his girlfriend of six months. But he fell off the ladder while at his construction work after a live electric cable rendered him unconscious and stopped his heart. His co-workers had confirmed that he fell onto a tent. There was no head injury but the electric shock caused his heart to go into ventricular fibrillation.