Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Key West

Do you know what's more awesome than winter!?

Key West. I wish I could move here. It's amazing. And warm. There are chickens and cats everywhere. And I have never been happier.

Hurray for holidays!

Monday, January 9, 2012

RRT - 9 Months in.

I have been an RRT for 9 months now. In the past few months I have worked a medium amount of shifts.  I have worked in the ICU and on the wards. Most lately I have taken on an interim role in the Long Term Care Centre (Long term vented patients).

In fact, I wanted to apply for a permanent position in that role, but I couldn't because 1 year experience was required. So that was actually kind of disappointing, so I will have to hold on and wait for something else to pop up. A new hospital is opening here next year and they have already listed jobs for 23 RTs. Like the jobs are posted already. But do I want a job? I have no clue - I am actually enjoying being casual, it is unbelievably flexible.

And as far as the ridiculousness I have encountered while in the hospital this is one of the best:

  • I asked someone on a floor for a pulse ox. (I am not sure of the role of this person, they were seated at the desk at the front and were wearing scrubs.)
  • They had no idea what I was talking about.
  • Eventually I was able to describe it
  • They handed me a pulse ox and told me it hadn't worked earlier in the day, so good luck.
  • Indeed the pulse ox would not even turn on.
  • I am a genius and replaced the batteries.
  • The pulse ox now works. 
Ta da!