The Rocker Series by Terri Anne Browning EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Terri Anne Browning
- Language: English
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Happy New Year.
I glared at the cheerful banner that hung over the ER
nurses’ station. Colorful balloons hung around each
side of it. I didn’t need the banner to tell me that it was
the end of one year, and come the end of my shift, I’d
be going home to the beginning of a new one. The
busyness of the ER told its own story of how
wonderful it was.
Stomach viruses. Flu. Heart attack. Two strokes. A sprained ankle. A tot
with a broken wrist. It sounded like a nurses Christmas carol. It wasn’t.
Christmas was over and done with. It was just typical evening shift for the
busiest hospital in New York. Which made me question who had found time
to hang that freaking banner in the first place? Someone was slacking and I
couldn’t deal with working with slackers. It meant I had to bust my ass twice
as hard and I was already running on fumes—or so it felt like.
The only shining glory to it all was that I only had a few more days on
my contract. By the end of next week I would be jobless and the woman I had
been covering for would be back from maternity leave. Then and only then
would I do a happy dance and celebrate with my two roommates with a night
out at the club—something I hadn’t gotten to do in over two years.
The radio system we used to communicate with inbound EMTs buzzed
and I was the only one close enough to grab it. They were five minutes out
with an unconscious MVA—motor vehicle accident—victim. A drunk driver
had gone into oncoming traffic and collided head on with some guy’s sports
car. We were getting the victim while another hospital was getting the drunk
driver—who the EMT said merely had a broken nose from his airbag.
I quickly scribbled down all the information as it was given to me and
then rushed to get the closest trauma room ready. The patient hadn’t been
wearing a seatbelt and had been tossed through the windshield on impact.
Head injury, internal bleeding, and possible spinal injuries as well. I paged
radiology. We would need X-rays, CT scans, possibly even an ultrasound to
rule out major internal bleeding of the abdomen.
The crash cart was ready
and waiting, as well as the surgeon on call—one of the top rated surgeons in
the country. Another doctor stopped beside me just as the ambulance pulled
to a stop in front of the sliding double doors. I rushed with the two doctors
and another nurse to help the EMTs unload the patient.
I barely had a moment to take a quick glance at the man’s face before I
was pushing him into the trauma room and starting to work on him. An IV
had already been put in his arm, fluids pumping into him at the fastest speed
possible. An oxygen mask was on his face, while the EMT kept pumping the
bag, giving the patient oxygen manually. I wish I knew the guy’s name so I
could talk to him. Let him know he wasn’t alone.
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