Friday, March 25, 2011

Best PFT ever.

Today was my last day. I was supremely glad, although I have come to enjoy doing PFTs and they are really not that bad once you get the hang of them.

I did a PFT on the cutest 8 year old boy ever. He was hilarious. First thing, he looked at the PFT flow sensor and asked me, "Exactly how many people's mouths have already been on that today." First time I have ever been asked that. So I explained about the new filter for every person.

Then I put the sat monitor on him. He sat still while I got the 2 minute strip. When I took the finger clip off he said, "I just would like to know that that light is, how it works, and what it does." So I tried to explain the wavelengths and red blood cells.

I don't know anyone who has ever thought of how or why the pulse ox works, never mind an eight year old asthmatic.

1 comment:

  1. As an asthmatic who spent an hour of my life doing PFTs last week [sans sat probe], that kid is my hero ;).