"Am I Dying?"

[from Ted.com]: Matthew O'Reilly is a veteran emergency medical technician on Long Island, New York. In this talk, O'Reilly describes what happens next when a gravely hurt patient asks him: "Am I going to die?"

His response (and his talk) challenges how we as emergency providers have been taught to respond to this question.

Agree or disagree, it's impossible to not re-evaluate our "pre-canned" response after watching his video.

Matthew O'Reilly: "Am I dying?" The honest answer.