Trevor is trying to act like I am not taking his picture…
Stolen from a great blogger at respiratorytherapycave.blogspot.com
Watching Super 8. That JJ Abrams is a son of a bitch!
Ventilator control panel technology through the ages. Early 1990s unit on left, late generation (2012) model on right. Next year’s model will probably just be an iPad locked into a dock.
Physical Therapy: We’ve got to get you motivated (80 yo F Patient), you have to get out of bed today… what do you like to do at home for exercise…what are some of your hobbies?
80 yo F: Groaning.
Watching Lost on Netflix…not sure the writers are up to date on BLS standards…killer series otherwise.
So that’s what those Q12h ABGs on that 96 year old lady were all about…
Kaiser Health News: Aggressive Care Still The Norm For Dying Seniors. http://goo.gl/mag/SQL9RCC
Slept in until 0930 this morning. I haven’t slept in that long in years. Jen woke up early and took the girls to daycare before she went to work. She is a fantastic wife…most of the time ;). I really don’t think I am going to do a whole lot today. Going to go get Dayton and take her out to lunch but other than that I think I am just going to take it easy. The lawn is at the point where it only needs mowed once every other week and laundry is a no brainer…might do some fantasy football prep, but other than that… I am going to try not to think about work at all today…
But then again, my buddy Chris was just hired at Apria as their lead RT. Called me last night and asked if I would be interested in working PRN at Apria, taking call every now and then and backing him up if/when he needed to take some time off. He also offered me another job where he works part time setting up CPAPs, which he has to quit now that he got on with Apria…I think I would make a little bit more money setting up the CPAPs. Well maybe not more money but it would be more consistent and reliable, but I have wanted to get an in with Apria for some time now as another career option if I ever were to get sick of the hospital. From what I have heard (and my buddy confirms this) home health care is paid better and the benefits are unreal. But the work, it seems to me anyway, sucks ass. Not very exciting and you have to go into some of the most disgusting homes in NW Kansas…but money talks, and as my career progresses I definitely want to have that door open.
One more night of call (5 in a row)…ready for four days off in a row.