Happy belated new year to all that read this humble blog.
I worked New Years Eve, and it was surprisingly not too bad. We kept waiting for things to get out of hand, but luckily they did not! I hear that the next day it was brutal.
I've been asked to precept again this semester, this time full time. I know what I'm getting into this time, and I hope it will be smooth sailing.
Every time I think I want to leave and do another job, something keeps bringing me back. We had a guy come in pretty sick and within 5 minutes I had assessed him, started a line, drew bloodwork, got vitals, ecg, and had the doc swing by for an assessment. All done by myself as any/all help seemed to be with other patients at the time. I've been working in the area enough to anticipate what is coming, but its nice to hear a "good job", which the doctor provided.
What I have found is that I'm tired of certain people complaining about the department. Yes, its hard work, yes it can be frustrating for certain things, but GET OVER IT OR DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Perhaps it's the "cool" thing to do, but it gets frustrating to work with those people.
Anyway, here's hoping to a great year!