Sometimes Being a Flight Nurse Sucks
Yesterday The last three days have kicked my ass.
I love having busy days, but the senselessness of some of the injuries we see can make a girl wanna scream.
There are just some things I don’t want to get used to.
And others that just shouldn’t happen.
I am hoping the insanity that comes with a holiday weekend is calming down.
Yesterday’s flight requests by diagnosis or mechanism of injury:
–Head on collision, 5 people, 2 priority ones, one pin in
–Motorcycle vs truck
–Horse and buggy roll over
–Adult respiratory distress, intubated
–Explosion/ATV accident, 2 people, significant burns
–Anterior Wall MI
And that was over about 9 hours.
Last night, our flight communicators did an awesome job balancing our service and coordinating for other services in the state to respond. Although not all of those required a flight team, being up and down, ready to go was enough to wear a flight nurse out.
CPR does it to me too.
Yup, two more nights and I am off for a bit. Don’t take my whining to seriously. I am a good exhausted right now. Somehow doing my job, no matter how emotionally draining and physically demanding, makes my heart happy. I almost feel guilty (shaw right!) that I love my job so much.
Damn it is good to be flying again!