Friday, October 26, 2007

code blue!

omg, I just had a mock code at school in the lab with sim man. IT WAS SO FUN. But holy shit, we had a group of about 50 new students WATCHING US, LIKE AN AUDIENCE! How embarrassing is that?? especially when you don't know what you're doing?! hahah. wow, so funny. We saved the sim man life though. Stan.
The first time we did it, it was a mess and we were bumping into each other, etc. Second time was much better. They said we did like 435 times better than the other team who also had an audience.
You definitely need to be in good shape to do CPR and run a code. I could hardly breathe once I got to 30. Good thing someone else finally decided to start counting along with me!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Yesterday I was in the MSICU. For the most part it was awesome and I am still sure I want to work in the ICU, but yesterday was a bit boring only because my preceptor's patients were stable and getting ready to transfer.
I was only there for about 15 minutes when this 90 year old called me over to his bed. He said, "I've been watching you....and I just wanted to say, I wish I could go back in time and become your adopted grandpa." aw!
Then this man just would not STOP TALKING. He seriously talked FOR-EVER. He kept going on and on about how life moves too quickly and how he loves one-on-one conversation. Then he was talking about books and he asked every single person if they have seen the movie Soylent Green. He seemed obsessed with this movie. He said he loved words and learning new things everyday. Seriously, I have never met someone so happy, not even for a 90 year old, but for a HUMAN. He was kick ass.
Later, they did an endoscopy at the bed side (he was a GI-bleeder/MI) and they clipped some blood clots that had formed from his billroth II (that is what I got out of it anyway). After, the doctor called me over and handed me 3 color, glossy photos of his stomach for me to keep. I was like, "Oh, is this my souvenir?" haha.

I also saw them insert a swan-ganz catheter.

Monday, October 1, 2007


I'm in the ER tomorrow! I'm excited, but a little nervous. I hope I get to start a lot of IVs, insert a foley, and maybe drop an NGT. I have never had the chance to do an NGT, so I really would like to accomplish this goal.
I will post after clinicals.