One of the best things about blogging is the chance to get to know (and in some cases actually meet) other people with the same passions that I have.
99% of the time those folks have forgotten more about EMS and taking care of people in general than what I’ve learned in five years. It’s humbling, but at the same time, I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I mean, look at the opportunities I have to learn!
While in class the other day I updated my Facebook status (because I’m a geek like that) with a simple statement: “PALS today.”
I got a few thumbs up and assorted positive comments. And then one of those people I look up to posed a question.
“Be sure to ask your instructors to explain how a 16% ejection fraction at 100 compressions per minute is better than 80% ejection fraction at 60 beats per minute. We literally induce mechanical V-fib on these kids doing CPR on profusing pulses, but follow all local guidelines. Don’t ever do the math.”
Please… Someone explain this to me. And remember that I’m a student with a fragile mind.
As in, I can’t remember why I walked into the kitchen, or the name of my dog most days.
Educate a girl!