Monday, October 02, 2006

Bits and pieces

Well, I suck.

I should never say, "I'm going to start posting daily," because that'll mean I don't post for a week!

It's been an interesting week. I got to ride an ambulance for the first time in my professional career. You'd think as an RN I'd have been in plenty by now, but in fact this one was a first for me. Not a terribly exciting transport, escorting a patient back to another hospital. Still, fun for a change. No lights and sirens though!

The rest of the week has been spent trialling a new monitor, keeping up with supplies on the unit and doing all the troubleshooting and education that this job entails. Today I'm writing a spreadsheet to handle the data from the monitor trial, and working on some written material for a ventilator training session I'm giving later in the week.

Doesn't sound terribly exciting, does it? Just goes to show, you never really know what you'll be asked to do after you graduate as a nurse.
Posted by PaedsRN at 5:34 PM

Blogger RX850, at 7:19 AM  

I couldn't agree more! I guess we never really know what we're signing up for in nursing. I've always thought that's what keeps it interesting. One day you're a statistician, the next a babysitter, then a counselor, or a telephone operator, or clergy, or secretary or like I found out once, even a moving company.

Blogger HypnoKitten, at 8:55 PM  

So true - great topic!

Interesting psych-nursing duties have included singing "Amazing Grace" in order to get a woman to put her clothing back on....

(it worked)


Blogger HypnoKitten, at 8:56 PM  

But why did you end up riding along in the ambulance?

Blogger Heeds, at 10:40 PM  

no lights and sirens? bummer!!

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