Vaske en ven

Cleaning a peer The incident I was working as a “personal assistant” at a centre for children and adolescents with multiple disabilities, impairments or special needs.  My job was to support and aid the people during their daily routines, personal hygiene,...

Urinprøven

Urine sample The incident In our practice patients often must give a urine sample.  We then tell them to go to the patients’ toilet and when they are finished, place the sample in one corner of the toilet where there is an extra shelf to collect these samples.  One...

(English) Germs in the blood

Germs in the blood The incident The incident happened during the moving of a sick person by ambulance when I was working as a paramedic. It was my duty to fill out a questionnaire on the patient, taking down their name, age, insurance policy number and the reason...

(English) Death Among Family Members

Death Among Family Members The incident As a paramedic, I was often confronted with rather ambiguous information when sitting in the emergency vehicle driving to a potential emergency case, such as: “Patient unconscious. Maybe. We don’t know. Just give it a...