Sunday, February 26, 2006

Don't Try This at Home....


One fun part of working in the ER is that you get a little bit of everything. This one is pretty self explanatory. I am starting to keep a library of pictures for future reference, possible teaching and pure interest of patients that I take care of. This gentleman, (who agreed to full use of his picture), had a little accident with the nail gun. He actually tried to pull it out himself before coming to the ER, which I thought took some major Cajones. I got it out for him, and irrigated out the holes that you could actually see through in his fingers.

8 comments:

eric said...

Thank you so much for the picture! It is going up in my office as my analogue for life: life is like shooting yourself in the fingers with a nail gun.

Eric said...

I take it that the nail didn't hit any bone?

He must be right-handed.

Cyberninja said...

You hit the nail on the head with that post Travis!

That guy really got nailed!

Good thing you were there to hammer out a solution!


Alright, that's all I got.

Tony said...

This guy obviously isn't very good with the nail gun. He only nailed two fingers together. The other two are just flopping around freely. That's just the kind of half-assed effort that gives contractors a bad name.

Travis said...

Eric, good pick up on the noticing he was right handed. I see a lot of injuries, and sometimes the mechanism of injury is very important. In this case it doesn't matter too much, but in car accidents the speed of the vehicles, site of impact and how bad the car was hurt, (depth of intrusion) is very important for looking for probable injuries. This is even more so in people who are unconscious and can't give you any feedback.

muncher said...

You sound all CSI with your 'depth of intrusion' and 'site of impact'. you think you're so cool.

Tony said...

I'll give you "Depth of Intrusion" like you've never seen before, bitch.

Travis said...

Tony, we don't count 3 inches or less as any depth of intrusion. It's just not enough to make anyone feel anything, let alone get hurt from it.