Gobble Gobble Gobble
So the trauma room was just what I needed last night. Stocked and ready to rock. The ER was dead... just a couple of drug seekers and a little bit of bullshit on the side. Had a rollover with an open fracture to the leg. Nice guy, sober, appreciative of all of his care. Ate with the ER family.... I stopped feeling sorry for staff that works night shift on Thanksgiving... we have the BEST leftovers! Had a super huge spread with some of the greatest people I could work with. What a family!!!
Ended my night with a "found down" in the rain. He was out at least 4 hours and had a core temp of 83. We decided he needed to be tubed.... no SOCM medics or lower type peons around. I asked and they said yes! Got the tube on the first shot... save a little green vomit it was easy as hell! His lactate was nearly 20 and his pH was 7.0.... poor sick guy. I hope he enjoyed his turkey today.