Thursday, 8 February 2007

Stab Victim

Had a bloke brought in feeling sorry for himself. Been stabbed in the back and had a laceration to his scalp. Was attacked by a mad man he said. Met him at the ambulance door and in the 20 seconds it took from being off loasded from the ambulance to coming into A&E he had managed to smoke a rolly.

By the time I left I wanted to stab him too, annoying GOMER!!!!

Saturday, 3 February 2007

Time of the month!!!!

Had a spotty chav and his chavette girlfriend attend A&E. He rushed in like it was an emergency.

'Have you got any paracetamol?' piped up the boy chav; 'she's got period pains'.

'Nope' we all replied. They left. Obviously confused themselves thinking we gave a damn!


Donor Cycle

At last, a trauma worth shouting about. Motorcyclist verses concrete bollard at high speed.

ABC's were deranged, he had a GCS of 3 and multiple pelvic and bilateral femur fractures. He was fortunately intubated quickly as things were not looking grand.
It was them the delays occurred.

A long wait for CT, a long wait in CT and then a long wait to ITU. Not straight to theatres. Fortunately the patient did not breach. (Joke). Not a good prognosis as he was developing coagulopathy and profound metabolic acidosis

It frustrates me intensely that patients wait so long to reach their appropriate destinations. Early intervention in trauma leads to potentially better outcomes. All the hard work initially carried out can be so easily let down when the patient reaches coagulopathy and then becomes unfit for surgery.

Who's heads do I bang together?