Originally Posted by sully677
I was working at the hospital tonight, and a young girl died. They asked me to go to the morgue and grab a body cart. Also I took the body to the morgue later on. It was really freaky dealing with my first dead body...Any similar instances?
I was volunteering btw.
The first few people I saw die in a hospital were from GSW wounds. The first guy's skull was misshappen because of the impact of the bullet as it attempted unsuccessfully to exit the his brain. I helped bodybag this guy, my first death. Another was an ~18 year old who was shot through the heart. They tore his chest open with little hope and little effect and 20 or so minutes later there was no one left in the trauma bay but me and the tech showing me how to find someones aorta. Having my arm elbow deep in someone chest was less bothersome to me than moving around his lifeless arm. It's strange the things that get to you. Another guy ~50 came in with a TBI from falling down the stairs inebriated celebrating his birthday. The alcohol had thinned his blood and the resulting hematoma caused brain death. Seeing his large family come in to the ED, devestated, was the saddest moment of my experience there.