- Trav: Hey, what's that song by Flo Rida?
- John: Right Round?
- Trav: Yeah, that one.
- John: "You spin my head right round right round when you go down..."
- John: WHOA! I totally just got it! That song is SO dirty! You spin my head round when you 'go down'!
- Trav: Umm... yeah. Wow. You're JUST realizing this?
- John: Yeah...
Today was a really busy day for me. I was up early for this costumes lab that is part of my stagecraft class. We’re making pajama pants - yeah, just what I want to do on a Saturday morning.
Anyway, after that I spent a few hours helping to train the probationary members at SUA how to take vitals and use the oxygen systems. I also helped with rig checks and signing off people’s packets for an item on their personnel scavenger hunt.
After that, the SUA members had a training session on ALS Assist. ALS or Advanced Life Support is another name for a higher level or care than we provide (we provide BLS or Basic Life Support). Rural Metro Medical Services have paramedics on board their rigs (as opposed to us where we generall have EMTs and the rare exception Paramedic or Advanced EMT). They came to tell us how we can be of help to the paramedics if they ever come on a call with us and are in our rig.
While I was sitting there, my mind was wandering. I was so hungry. He started talking about drawing blood from a catheter and how to perform and assist with a “quick tracheotomy” which is the process of shoving a plastic tube and bags into the asophagus of a person.
I started to feel a little numb, which usually happens when I talk about blood. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t like blood or needles but I’m not squeamish. Anyway, all of a sudden I started freaking myself out and I felt really warm, so I got up and walked out - under the subconcious cover that I was going to the bathroom. As I was walking outside to get some air, I started to see stars in my eyes and by the time I had walked 500 feet to the door, I could no longer see anything. My eyes were open, but I couldn’t see anything. I finally found my way outside and after about five minutes of “omg what the fuck do I do now” I felt better and went back.
The irony: I chose to leave a room full of 2 paramedics, 6 supervisors and over 20 EMTs to go outside alone when I felt like I was going to black out. I’m so smart.
My luck just isn’t what it used to be - I’ve decided.
So during the day, all current members of SUA that are above the attendant level get a pager. They use this for getting us important messages, shift changes but most importantly - to “page out” if there is an ambulance call or emergency. The page says who is needed and where the call is.
The process is then like trying to win tickets on the radio - everyone calls in and sees if they are needed and the dispatcher picks based on who is closest to SUA. This just happened, and once again I lost.
Oh well. The only reason I’m mad is because this is one of those times where it was a priority call and they got to respond.
Nope, not gonna talk about it. It was stupid. That’s about all I have to say. But I didn’t fail.
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- Geri: [Looking towards door] Hmm? What? Okay, we're going to be having a fire drill in fifteen minutes.
- Class: What? Huh? [General Grumbles] How do you know?
- Student 1: Wait, are we really?
- Geri: NO! I wasn't even trying that hard to fool you.
- Girl: Do we even have fire drills in college?
- Rachel: [Laughing uncontrollably into stack of paper]
- Really? How do these people get in to college?