I thought I was done with class when I left college…

I guess I was wrong. I’m in class right now watching how to do CPR… AS IF I HAVENT FIGURED IT OUT BY NOW. And you want to hear the bitch about this… I just paid $100 to get this certification in august and now I am getting it again. I can tell you that there is no way that class I took in august was worth $100 for a 4 month cert.

“Hurry, call a code and get the crash cart.” I cant tell you how many times I have heard that in the last 2 days. I hope I never have to hear it again but I know I will be disappointed.

Here are some ramblings I typed while obviously bored out of my mind.

I am bored out of my mind

Oh my god I want to claw my eyes out of my head… and to top it off I’m hungry…

I think I am going to go get some cheese when I get my ranch dressing for lunch. I only have $5 so I hope I have enough for both…

So the instructor is pretty good but he tends to ramble sometimes…well not really ramble but cover every thought 5 TIMES… I understand it is breaking old habits that make the difference… that is what you said 10 minutes ago…

There is good news though. Command staff is buying pizza for everyone so that we can work through lunch.

So what are the topics of discussion you ask??? Well let me tell you… Invasive cooling, Death with discussion on Family response and cultural differences, ACLS, , M&M (Morbidity and Mortality) Reviews.

It’s the M&M Reviews that baffled me… We went over some paperwork that has been written and turned in… HOLY HELL… how have we not had more lawsuits. Some people have turned in PCR’s (Patient Care Records) with the worst documentation I have ever seen… Someone wrote CPR over all the vital signs and yes while CPR was in place it doesn’t explain how CPR was being done.

While going over all this documentation, I begin to realize how SHITTY our paperwork is… If it is really that important that they have times (dispatch, responding, on/scene, Transport, and @ hospital) on the form you would think that when they come up with a new form they might have included a place for me to write them… or if they needed to know which personnel started the IV they would have given me a place to write it…

And a new pneumonic has been discovered

C.H.A.O.S. – Commander Has Arrived On Scene


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