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one of my patients went into respiratory arrest today. it was awesome.

(by the way, she didn't die.)

i'm a little scared about how not-panicked i was. to be honest, it all seemed far too personally removed. i think that's a bad thing.

whatever.

i really think there ought to be some sort of post-incident counseling for (especially new) techs in these sorts of situations. i got a 15-minute lecture on the mechanics of the chair afterward, but no one asked me if i was ok or told me it wasn't my fault or even told me if i did something wrong.

that's kind of fucked up.

luckily (i suppose) i barely cared about the situation, so it didn't really faze me. i could see it bothering normal people though. you'd think they'd want to help manage that stress.

oh well.

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more_gone
Apr. 20th, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
i bet, for some reason, they thought you realized what the problem was and had learned from it. but yeah, that is kind of fucked up considering the seriousness of it.

i'm finished with atlas shrugged. i still owe you a hug from the founatinhead..i owe you two now.
shakewell
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:34 am (UTC)
my philosohpy
share the wealth.

but i'm always down for hugs. ;)
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shakewell
Apr. 20th, 2005 02:35 am (UTC)
thanks
you've seen someone die already? eek.

yeah. eek. that's all i can say.
exnoctemnacimur
Apr. 20th, 2005 07:47 am (UTC)
good thing you're not a 'normal person' then?
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