Thursday, October 22, 2015
Well, I made it through my first teaching class of ACLS….whew!
It all started bright and early…6:10 am I was up and immediately in the shower. It kind of reminded me of the days, WAY back, when I had to get up early to get ready for my clinical…ughhh….how I hated getting up that early. I didn’t especially like it too much today either!
But then downstairs to take Izzy out, feed the animals and eat breakfast. It all felt like such a rush…I probably should have given myself a little more time so it would have flowed better (but that would have necessitated me getting up EVEN earlier! — which is worse??)
The BEST part of the morning was seeing the sun rise…absolutely gorgeous.
I was out of the house by a bit past 7:30 and made it to work by 8 am.
Today for the ACLS I was there to mostly observe and assist a bit where I felt comfortable. The instructor had me help with the Respiratory table, for the most part. I mostly observed the CPR table and the Megacode scenarios (where real life codes are simulated).
It was a long day…until 3 pm (and she forgot to give us lunch) so I was SO ready to leave at the end.
But as far as the teaching goes…I think once I do it a few more times and become more familiar with how it all works and what are the important points to touch on…I’ll feel a lot more comfortable.
I’m going to try to assist with as many of the classes as I can…it just depends on if it works out with my co-night-supervisor.
I got home and ate some carrots and dip immediately so my stomach would stop growling 🙂
Then a walk and dinner — even more simple than last night….reheat the taco “meat” and make some rice…then eat!
Now I’m off again tonight 🙂
I’m finishing with DWTS…I’m watching the Switch-Up week and so far I have LOVED Bindy, Carlos, and Alexis. Will be interesting to see who gets voted off…
Back to work tomorrow for the weekend…