Say what you mean, and mean what you say

Last night my partner and I ran a RESPIRATORY Priority 2 on an 8mo old. that is not the odd part. the odd part it what was written in our call text. now keep in mind this is not the call-takers fault because they just type what they are told. our call text read. “Baby is breathing but unable to speak between breaths” since when does an 8mo old actually speak. they cry and boy do they but unable to speak between breaths??????

This is not the first time for this either. I remember reading another call text a few weeks ago that said “child refuses to talk” Really? he is 9mo old. how do you know he is refusing to talk. maybe he doesn’t know you are wanting him to. I remember times when skyler was that age that I didn’t want her to talk because if she was talking she was not sleeping or doing whatever she was supposed to be.

some people need to just stop being so stupid. If you mean baby is not crying then say to the person on the end of the line my baby is not crying. if she is having trouble breathing say she looks like she is having trouble breathing. dont tell them your baby is having trouble breathing between breathes (another one i have read before)

Speaking of being stupid, We had a pt fri night who states (probably not the case but states…)

“I found this blue pill on the ground with a woman on it and so i took it.”

“Why would you do that”

“I dont know. I wanted to know what it did” In the call text she had complained that her head was spinning…

“So was your head spinning”

“Yeah really bad”

“Spinning all the way around”


“You mean like in the exorcist? because if thats that case we have bigger problems than you taking some pill”

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