One patient, coded just before shift change...in ER....got her 1/2 way through report. Can we say 7 pumps equals 7 drips needing titrated. No BP, No pulse (pulseless electrical activity), no pee, no real temperature (93 degrees is not compatible with life for long). Intubated (not breathing on her own). Guess you can see where this is going....8 hours later I remembered to pee. Oh, and to actually look at my other patient a few times (she had 5 drips going and unstable BP), but her grand-daughter...who was a Veterinarian was at her bedside and more than happy to call me...frequently...but mostly I can say when I was needed. I figured out I hate arterial lines.....they can be a pain in the hiney when not working properly.
Left both of my peep's alive ... and if not stable...with titratable drips. Wow...I'm pooped.
So I'm headed to bed. Kids will be starting out from North Carolina for here today. Thank God it will take them two days to get here. I think it will take me two days to recoup from last night.