Sorry ya’ll, epic fail here. Let’s be honest – following the rules of my last post would have been a great idea. Whoops. Anyways!
Hi. I think the reason I haven’t really updated is because I don’t really consider myself a new EMT anymore. I’ve had a pretty good deal of experience. Granted, it’s only been a year, but I have done a lot working for two agencies and volunteering at one. I’m slowly working my way out of the commercial agency, namely because it’s soulless and generally a horrible place to work. The municipal agency is great, aside from a shitty night last night. Cardiac arrests are never easy, but even less so when the patient goes from fine to unresponsive in 2 minutes. Even less than that when they go from a shockable rhythym known as ventricular tachycardia to an unshockable rythym known as asystole in 4 seconds. It was debilitating to not be able to do anything. CPR was done, BVM was used… but it was to no avail. It was not a good day.