||06-28-2010 05:51 AM
Was this guy a CCM attending?
I understand if there's no way of knowing for sure, but tell me what you guys think.
We transported another BS patient to the ED (she had been maced), and naturally it's taking FOREVER to give report and leave. My partner was dealing with the paperwork and I heard "sepsis alert, ED 43" over the PA.. Having never heard this, my interest was piqued and I headed over there.
The patient was interesting, end stage lung CA with pleural effusion, PH of 7.2 and a BP of 40/20. What really struck me was the two extra docs that showed up. One was a surgery resident (smokin hot btw) and the other was a doc that was not familiar to me and I didn't recognize him as an ED doc. I asked one of the nurses who said "I think he's the critical float" (that's exactly how she said it). This guy rather took charge of the scenario, and did some procedures (IJ, a-line, etc, surgery resident did chest tube).
Unfortunately we had to leave before the end so that's as much info as I can give, but it occurred to me that this job would be AWESOME. Float around the hospital to codes/messed up patients like this, swoop in and be super doc, then leave or perhaps admit him to my own service? Either way, the "rescue techs" of the hospital.. I want it.. :)