I haven’t done anything of consequence in weeks. Seriously. It has been weeks since a memorable or noteworthy call.
I took the same guy to two different hospitals in the same day. Once at lunch, and once at dinner. He said the Catholics feed patients better than Baptists. “But they both pray for you” was my response.
I’ve read no fewer than 4 books in the past few weeks. Several of you sent great reading suggestions, and I am enjoying the books. I have a stack of about 10 more that I want to get through.
A few days ago, I was so bored, I fell asleep while cutting my fingernails and listening to a Car Talk podcast. When I woke up, I was listening to All Things Considered, and the sun had come up.
I wish I could get a partner named Picov Andropov.
Our clinical department keeps track of interventions that we enter into the computer. Things like oxygen, IV, cardiac monitor, drugs, intubation, CPR, all that stuff. Basically, anything we do to a patient gets entered into our computer system and is tracked for success rates, billing, and generally for the hell of it. Mostly I think it is to give us EMTs and medics busy work.
I haven’t started an IV in 14 shifts.
I haven’t given any medication in 4 shifts.
On Sunday, I listened to an entire NFL football game on the radio without the ambulance moving. 4 freaking hours.
I think I may take up knitting.