I’ve written in the past about the natural curiosity of paramedics…..
Well, Ive just witnessed an amusing episode which proves that it isn’t only the paramedics who enjoy and bit of gory stuff sometimes.
I had just finished handing a patient over in one of our local A&E departments, and had retired to the doctors station to complete my paperwork. I was busily scribbling away when I over heard one of my colleagues handing another patient over in the corridor:
“yeah, it was spurting when we got there and as you can see, it’s still leaking through”
I couldn’t help myself, so I leaned out to see what the fuss was about. At exactly the same time, two nurses and three doctors all did the same thing!!
I looked over to the patient, a middle aged lady who gave me one of the funniest mock shocked looks ive ever seen, and then proceeded to pretend to faint.
Medic999: “Sorry, but it just sounded so exciting!”
Patient: ” Its okay, Im finding it all very interesting myself ”
And as soon as it had started, everyone went back to what they were doing. I couldnt help but have a little giggle about it though. It must have looked so odd to see all of these doctors, paramedics and nurses craning their necks to get a look at what was ‘spurting’
(Oh, by the way, it was just an arterial arm laceration)