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Neezar
03-05-2009, 01:35 AM
http://www.scribd.com/doc/114/Stuff-You-Didnt-Know-About-Death

bradwright
03-05-2009, 01:48 AM
http://www.scribd.com/doc/114/Stuff-You-Didnt-Know-About-Death
i knew that,,:cool:
well maybe not quite all of that,,:wink:

Neezar
03-05-2009, 01:49 AM
I wanted to highlight some things and talk about it but it wouldn't let me copy the text. :angry:

TexasRN
03-05-2009, 01:52 AM
Ooh, yeah. Let's talk death.


~Amy

medic92
03-05-2009, 01:54 AM
I thought I'd heard all the euphemisms for death but "just add maggots" was a new one.

I was more schooled in near-death euphemisms. "Circling the drain" was always my favorite. On ambulance calls when we called in a report on the way to the hospital we generally used "DND" which was short for "Damn Near Dead". I wish I could remember more.

bradwright
03-05-2009, 02:00 AM
I thought I'd heard all the euphemisms for death but "just add maggots" was a new one.

I was more schooled in near-death euphemisms. "Circling the drain" was always my favorite. On ambulance calls when we called in a report on the way to the hospital we generally used "DND" which was short for "Damn Near Dead". I wish I could remember more.
this is going to be fun,,wait while i get some popcorn,,

TexasRN
03-05-2009, 02:09 AM
We used to say "levophed, leave 'em dead"....cuz um, they are pretty much goners at that point.

I'll have to think of some others. Most of my stuff is L&D oriented and it can get pretty bad. Medical humor is awesome.


~Amy

lyndsey823
03-05-2009, 05:41 AM
i've learned so many sayings and stories from my boyfriend, he was a medic for years. 99% of them i can't repeat here!! lol. some of the stories about bodies they'd found and accident scenes just grossed me out!!

medic92
03-05-2009, 05:49 AM
i've learned so many sayings and stories from my boyfriend, he was a medic for years. 99% of them i can't repeat here!! lol. some of the stories about bodies they'd found and accident scenes just grossed me out!!

There's not a lot worse than a bunch of medics getting together and trading war stories. We've cleared restaurants by talking a little too loud and forgetting that not everyone wants to hear about the guy that left an imprint of his body in the front end of a semi. (Yeah, that was a call I was on. The guy actually lived for about 20 minutes after we got him to the ER. He actually got hit twice by two different semis. I'll share the story sometime when I have a little more time.)

Neezar
03-05-2009, 02:14 PM
There's not a lot worse than a bunch of medics getting together and trading war stories. We've cleared restaurants by talking a little too loud and forgetting that not everyone wants to hear about the guy that left an imprint of his body in the front end of a semi. (Yeah, that was a call I was on. The guy actually lived for about 20 minutes after we got him to the ER. He actually got hit twice by two different semis. I'll share the story sometime when I have a little more time.)

Sometimes I cringe at what Hollywood shows but I have seen much worse in the hospital. I don't know if it is because a general audience couldn't handle what it really looks like, or maybe the folks generating it haven't seen it....or maybe it has more of an impact when you are standing beside it seeing it in real space and time.

But some people have to use humor (me), it helps to deal with it and do your job without freakin' out like a pansy ass. lol

TexasRN
03-05-2009, 10:57 PM
Sometimes I cringe at what Hollywood shows but I have seen much worse in the hospital. I don't know if it is because a general audience couldn't handle what it really looks like, or maybe the folks generating it haven't seen it....or maybe it has more of an impact when you are standing beside it seeing it in real space and time.

But some people have to use humor (me), it helps to deal with it and do your job without freakin' out like a pansy ass. lol


When you're handed a half dead 2 year old in the ambulance bay that is covered in black soot by a paramedic and told, "We found this one in the yard, don't know where the rest of the family is...." you either laugh or cry to deal with it. We saved that baby that day then played some pretty nasty practical jokes on each other to lighten to mood. We did things like put apple juice in urine cups and drink it, squirt some allcare (hand foam) onto the ear piece of the phone at the desk and then call it from down the hall, switch the names on the food in the lounge, etc. So yeah, humor is a way to deal with the crap we see in healthcare. You don't have time to cry.


~Amy