I start full-time this week (Friday) at one of my part-time jobs. Going to be working full-time at Macon County (which is the County that I live in). Still keeping other part-time job. The other county I work in is much busier than the one I live in, so I want to stay on there for more experience.
Oh, and I just saw the coolest thing the other day while on a call. Me and my partner got called to a bee sting, and the pt’s airway was closing really fast. My partner tried intubating (putting a tube down the throat into the trachea), but could not pass the tube. Her airway was too small for the tube to pass through, and shrinking fast. So my partner had to preform a surgical cric (cutting the throat open and sticking a tube through the hole into the trachea to get an airway). Hardly ever has to happen, and usually when it does, it doesn’t end well. But it was that or let the pt die. Fortunately this one ended really well and pt should be going home from the hospital any day now. It was so awesome! I am so glad that I got to see it done before I was in the position of having to do it myself. I mean, I could have done it if I had to, but seeing it done on a live person verses practicing on manikins are two very different scenarios. You can mess up as much as you want on a manikin and not kill it. Now that I have seen it done on a real person, I know that if I ever have to do it (knock on wood that I never have to, wouldn’t wish that on anyone), I won’t be so scared.