Tuesday, June 14, 2005

After much ado*...

I finally have a unit assignment. Another summer student and I were both rather attached to the neonatal ICU/labor and delivery assignment, with strong second preference for critical care. After a week of talking back and forth, our supervisor finally told us today "Draw lots. It's biblical, at least." So I'll be spending the rest of my summer on trauma team - working in the ER and following trauma patients who move to surgical ICU. It's a good team - both Tripp and Ryan have had excellent experiences working on trauma team. It should also prepare me well for my on-call shifts, since they'll basically be more of the same.

Speaking of on-call shifts, however, I had one last night, which means I'm going on hour 37 with only a couple of short naps. So I'm going to give my full attention to the rest of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and then head off to bed very, very early.

*edited to say: yeah, that used to say "adieu," but i realized that the only people who would get that don't usually read here. so i changed it.

4 comments:

Ryan said...

Sweet! You'll love working with John on Critical Care. Do tell him I say hi. Also get to know the nursing coordinators for ER and the front desk people. Nurse Margaret is also especially nice in ER. In MICU and CICU, get to know Donna - she's your in. Marian is the Queen of SICU and definitely a good friend to make.

I look forward to hearing all about it. I hope it goes well for you, too. It's tough, but I think you're equal to it.

Oh, and also, you definitely need to make sure John sees you carrying around a BCP. I don't care if you actually want to carry one around with you or not, but make sure he sees you carrying one at some point. It'll be funny. Then make sure he knows you go to the same school as me. He'll say something like, "Oh no. Not another one. Always going to your book..." Then call him an extemporaneous Baptist. Y'all will get along great. Wow...I miss that place...

-R

Beth said...

Actually, I'm just trauma team - we've got another guy covering MICU/CICU.

I'm already taking enough hits about rubrics and rules and evaluations and books in small group - but I'll see what I can work in. It'll be hard, because I don't wear the lab coat if I can help it (see post about seminarian collar) - but I'll do my best. :) He does know that we go to the same school.

The Lovely Wife said...

Great assignment. You will do awesome. Looking forward to hearing all about it. (I also agree with ditching the lab coat thing.) It took me awhile to get use to Todd in his collar with training wheels but it definitely helped to start early.

Jennifer S. said...

So.. this is going to sound a little odd ball, but I ran across your blog and, although we haven't met, I think we have people in common. So if you're from St. Paul's Cleveland Heights, then you're the Beth I've heard of. Good luck with CPE, and if you want to chat, get my email address from Mary or Alan. Or leave me a message on my journal :)