IN AN EMERGENCY!

@caramello (4381)
Australia
November 21, 2006 5:22pm CST
Are you calm and able to handle it, or do you panic and find it hard to deal with? I am more inclined to panic, but depending on the depth of the emergency.
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
21 Nov 06
I was once an EMT for my local ambulance service so I can be calm in an emergency but afterwards I panic.lol.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Well at least you can stay calm when the time arises, that is what is needed, and good for you! Thank-you for your response.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
21 Nov 06
i always seem to be the calm on. everyone else freaks out, they also do not have the patience that i do. so i have to be the one to stay calm.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
One calm person around is all it takes, good for you! Thank-you for your response.
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@beckyomg1 (6759)
• United States
21 Nov 06
your welcome.
@ossie16d (11834)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
Emergency - Emergency Chart
It depends on who it is but in general I am relatively calm because I know that sometimes I need assistance from people better qualified than I am. I have found in the past that I am quite calm and able to call for assistance, but once that assistance arrives or the emergency is over, then I crash in one big heap.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
At least you stay calm at the right time ossie, crashing afterwards is the easier part. Thank-you for your response.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Pulling Hair - smiley pulling hair
These days I seem to react with control, I think this comes with life experience, once upon a time I used to go to pieces.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Life experience does have a lot to do with later skills, nothing worse than pulling ones hair out! Thank-you for your response.
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• United States
21 Nov 06
Emergency - emergency
Definitely calm. I just had a car accident that totalled my car, made the call myself to 911, told them where to come, explained who was hurt (which included me). For some reason I can always remain calm.
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Yes, I would say you were calm, and good for you at such an important time when it was needed. Hope you are okay, not a nice thing to experience. Thank-you for your response.
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@mayakup (1309)
• United States
21 Nov 06
no way id panic
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
21 Nov 06
Thank-you for your response.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
It depends on the emergency! I usually start telling everyone else what to do (nursing training and adrenaline pumping) If one of my kids is hurt, I do tend to go a hundred miles an hour and I go to pieces if an animal is injured. I really can't stand an animal in pain!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
A fellow nurse hey missy! Yes I must admit I do not like to see animals hurt, would never have made a good Vet! Thank-you for your response.
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@baysmummy (1639)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
I dont handle emergencys very well and especially if it is to do with my son, i panic! i know i shouldnt and i need to calm to keep others calm but i cant help it!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
15 Dec 06
I am also not so good when it comes to my children baysmummy, and I feel it is the time I should be! Thank-you for your response.
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
22 Nov 06
I am normally calm but I panic after when I think about it
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
That is the best way to be, after you have dealt with the situation is the better time to panic, if need be. Thank-you for your reply.
@niranjans87 (1079)
• India
22 Nov 06
Well it really does depend on the emergency doesnt it....honestly I dont know how I would react....I dont want to say that I am going to be bold or that I would panic.....cos given the emergency ther is a possibility that I will do exactly the opposite of what I ve said....
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
That is true, one may quite surprise oneself in the situation as to how they would handle it. Thank-you for your reply.
@peizli (1002)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Interesting. Unfortunately, when i was in this situation (with my son, baby at time) i panicked. Got me thinking, that if it was somebody i didnt know i would have been OK and handled the situation. Hi caramello, are you on another forum begining with E, if so cld u pls add me to your friends list, ta!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
I must admit, when it comes to my children I am not the best and emotions really take over, but manage to pull my way through it! Thank-you for your reply. Yes I am, and consider yourself a friend.
• United States
22 Nov 06
i am both nervouse but instincs kick right in my legs are like jello though
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
As long as your legs hold you up through the situation at the time, all is good! Thank-you for your reply.
@zuri25 (2127)
• United States
22 Nov 06
medical symbol - medical symbol
I wouldn't say that I am calm exactly, but I am able to think clearly and do what needs to be done to remedy the situation. I've had a deal with a few emergencies in the past and everything worked out just fine. I guess my reaction has something to do with the fact that my mom studied to be a nurse and has been a caretaker for her entire life so I learned how to handle things like emergencies from her. Sometime in the near future I would like to get my CPR certification.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Even if your not exactly calm at the time, being able to get through the situation is all that matters I guess. Good luck with what your aims in the future are, nursing etc. is such a rewarding profession. Thank-you for your reply.
@Phlamingho (7831)
• Denmark
22 Nov 06
I think I'm able to remain calm, but until it happends I can't really know for sure :-)
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Thank-you for your reply, yes we don't always know how we will react until the time comes.
• Canada
22 Nov 06
Not to toot my own horn, but I am very calm and composed in an emergency situation. It's AFTER the emergency that I fall apart! In a crisis, I have no time to think of what might or could happen-only what needs to be done that instant. Afterwards is when I start thinking of all the (bad) possible outcomes of a given situation.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Once again much better to fall apart afterwards, and not a bad thing to "toot on your own horn" Thank-you for your reply.
@shooie (4989)
• United States
22 Nov 06
In an Emergency I stay pretty much calm and level headed until things are handled then I fall apart.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Falling apart after the event seems to be natural, getting through it first is the important part. Good for you! Thank-you for your reply.
@gotOBX (764)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I've never been in a life threatening emergency. However I have been involved in a few health emergencies and several emergencies at work. I tend to break them down and try to fix them methodically. I don't panic, just do things in steps.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Great, someone else in control, it sure helps! Thank-you for your reply.
@remaster74 (4066)
• Greece
22 Nov 06
Emergency needs handling - Emergency needs handling
God I'm calm and I get suddenly all these operational skills.... It's weird. As if I was born to survive disaster.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Well that is good for you remaster, and does help to be this way, especially in a disaster. Thank-you for your reply.
• United States
22 Nov 06
I tend to be one of those people who can totally handle any emergency you throw at me. I may freak out a little after it's been handled, but during I'm all business. This was one of the main reasons I decided to be a nurse.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
I chose to become a nurse also, but must admit I did have a few doubtful moments along the way! Great choice of profession, very rewarding. Thank-you for your reply.
@rmuxagirl (7568)
• United States
22 Nov 06
I try to be calm and be able to deal with it and calm others down. But I have a feeling i'm one of the ones that gets slightly paniced.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
22 Nov 06
Well at least you are trying to stay calm, even if you have the feeling that you are not. Thank-you for replying.