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A sigh of relief

Posted Feb 02 2011 7:05am

Sometimes in this job we can be harder on ourselves than anyone else could be.
We question ourselves…

Did I do everything I could?
Should I have done this?
Maybe I should have done that?
Have I caused ….
Was it my fault…..

If you were quick enough, some of you would have seen a post pop up last week. I wrote it after getting home after a night shift and a particularly tough job. I let everything out in that post and it helped me for a while.

Mrs999 woke up, read the post, and said that it ‘was too much’ . In my book that’s enough for me to take it down, so down it came.

It’s been nearly a week now and I’ve just checked up on my patient. She is still struggling, still not out of the woods, but is alive.

As far as the questions go….

Yes, I did manage her airway well enough to prevent aspiration pneumonia (which I honestly thought was very likely). Her chest x-ray is clear.

I didn’t fail her.

That is a much needed sigh of relief for me.


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