Saturday, May 21, 2011

First week's accomplishments

At the conclusion of this week, I'm now: trained on how to use the hospital's electronic records system, CPR/BLS certified (one of the hospital's requirements for allowing us to work there), and TB-free, among other things :) In addition, after trying out many different routes to/from the city (directions a la Chris), we've found one that I can do in under an hour and thirty. Big win for me! I even made it home in time Thursday to attend Chris's annual work picnic/award ceremony.

I will be honest, CPR has changed a lot since I last learned it (almost 10 years ago now!) but I was the first one in our basic life support class to test practically and I passed with flying colors, regardless of having a brain full of outdated and now useless information. Still, I don't want to have to use it, so I hope no one's heart ever stops around me. 

Best part of the week? My group's infant either had some weird skin condition, or was bi-racial:

One week down, many more to go!

8 comments:

Patty said...

Congratulations, Katie! So excited to read about your adventures. Love the baby!

Dorothy said...

Busy week! Glad to hear you found a shorter route - that will help. I look forward to hearing all about your classes!

jennie said...

what i like is that someone put on that different colored mask on purpose. awesome. congrats on finishing your first week!

Aunt Paula said...

Katie, already your posts have a markedly different sound to them, with new words and acronyms, and it demonstrates the courage you have to try something totally new and open doors to all new possibilities. Good for you!!

Elizabeth said...

haha, love the baby! congratulations on accomplishing so much already!

LA-jan said...

Wow, you are moving fast! Gotta love that baby!

Erika said...

woohoo nursing!

did you learn the CAB method instead of ABC method? I heard it changed...

Aunt Michele said...

Yes it changed dramatically... I did CAB last month!