Mine was the stupid jamsheedi (or however the heck you spell it) Bone marrow needle that we carry. (Until we get the EZ-IOs we have on order.) Apparently I am the first person to do one in the field in my county. I can't figure that one out sonce we have been carrying them for at least 4 years now.
Yea, I am on 0600-1800 today. All of our shifts run 6-6. I was on sunday night, monday, tuesday, today, friday night, saturday and saturday night from 1800-2200 for rodeo standyby.
It is pouring rain right now and I am sick of poli sci. I want a good car wreck about now. I have missed the last four good wrecks by no more than 30 minutes. I get toned for a dang IFT and within the half hour, the other crew is going to a 70 mph head-on with multiple trapped and ejected pts. I am such a darn white cloud!
I did an IO back in February... it was one of the old EZ-IOs where the battery couldn't be changed easily. It died halfway in. So I guess I've technically done half an EZ-IO and half a Jamsheedy manual?
Yeah, I work today, 3p-3a. And this is my long weekend too, so I work Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon.
Well, not fair. I wish I could do EJ. What is the resoning behind my state's protocols? (I love our DOH.....) I suppose they figure that it is too dangerous for me to stick a needle in someone's neck, but go right ahead and jam a ginormos needle into their bone. Makes tons of sense, eh?
No adult IO? That sucks. I did my first IO about a month ago on a unresponive diabetic gal with a b/p of about 60/40 according to the machine. I could not really hear it manually. Could not find a vein to save my life.
So all you have to do to get IV practice is to stick your parnter while they are asleep! They will love you.