A Day In The Er Essay

1104 words - 5 pages

Ali H.
13 January 2013
Dual Credit English
A Day in The Emergency Room

I had sweaty palms, a flushed face and shaky hands. Needless to say, I was nervous. It was my first day in the ER/ trauma rotation in the hospital and I didn’t know where to go, or who to talk to. Not only was I nervous as can be, but I had no idea what I was getting myself into. A thousand questions raced through my mind, which nurse am I with? Where do I go? What am I going to see?
Apprehensively, I walked down a crowded hallway, shaking at the knees when suddenly, I saw a familiar face! Is that Tyler?!
“Tyler wait!” I yelled. We exchanged nervous smiles and brief small talk.
“Where are you ...view middle of the document...

Dr. D frantically ran into the room with a monitor of some sort and began pushing buttons. All I heard the whole time were loud beeping noises, along with voices filled with fear.
“Suction!” somebody yelled and I saw a lady wearing all blue shove a long tube down the patient’s throat. This is the first time I really get to see the large patient. Her eyes were closed, but tears glistened on her cheeks. Her dark hair is brushed back into a puddle on the bed, and her large body lays there, shaking. Moments passed by when I finally realize that I have been staring at this woman for several minutes. I quickly learn that this is the end of her life and I am going to watch this poor lady die, whether I want to or not.
As I am standing there watching this woman, Dr. D comes in and begins to listen to the patient’s heart beat. In what seems like a calmer moment, the tall, red headed lady approaches Tyler and I and begins to explain the details. “I am sorry about all of this. I’m Stacy by the way. I know I shouldn’t have brought you in here, but I had no choice. This patient came in here with an overdose of chemo, she’s been suffering from leukemia for almost two years, but it looks like she may be stabilized for now. If you need me, I’ll be over here charting.” Stacy’s voice was plain, without emotion. Has she been through this before? Is this routine for her?
Quiet moments passed and I glanced over at the patient, laying there still on the bed. My heart breaks for her. I say a quiet prayer in my head, just hoping that she’ll be okay. I glance at Tyler, not noticing the tears in my eyes. Holy crap, Al. Stop crying. He’ll see you crying. Stop it. Stop it now. It took me by surprise when he took me into a warm hug and told me to just pray. It seemed as at this...

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