Today I decided to share a story with all my lovely readers out there.
A few months back I was on my way to placement, walking to the bus stop in the early hours of the morning. Same old routine, non stop yawning and envying everyone who was still in bed. However, little did I know that this morning walk would be different to the daily, as I cam cross two people crouched over a third guy who had apparently tripped and hit his head on some bircks or something. He had a gash on his forehead and was lying on the floor. I was totally ready to run up and do some CPR ?
Turns out that he was really drunk and tripped… The other guys had already called an ambulance and had the situation in control, so there was nothing else I could really offer to alleviate the problem.
It really made me think though, about the seriousness of these kind of situations, especially if you have been trained in first Aid, there is a lot of pressure on you if you are the only trained person around. Despite being trained and carrying out CPR or other life saving techniques in simulations, it is exremely different when real lives are at stake and when people are watching.
In a clinical environment it is extremely important that we put patients at the forefront of all decisions made and all care that we provide as is the case in any medical emergency whether that takes place in a clinical setting or not.
Would you take a step back and leave others to it, or take control?
Don’t go trippin in all this snow ⛄️ ❄️