I don’t really know how to kick this post off, mainly because I don’t know what to write about today. I’ve been pretty tired lately, and it’s been tough to stay on top of things. Too much work – I’m sure about that.
I’m in Boston today, sitting in the beloved Tool Shed. Later today (actually, at noon-time) all of the Boston-based Paramedics have to be in a mandatory class on a new ventilator we are going to be getting. I don’t know which brand and model, but I’m hopeful that it has more features than the leaf-blower we currently carry aboard our ambulances. More on that as I have further information.
I started my refresher this morning. It’s all online with one practical session that I will have to schedule out in Greenfield. At least it’s only one trip, and it’s for four hours at the most. As long as I do it before August 23, there will be no problem. As for the online part, it looks pretty good so far. I did a module on the Pathophysiology of Shock, and it was a decent review. It was canned – the presentation came from Mosby’s medic text, I think, but it was thorough and reasonably coherent.
I’ll keep working on it – I have a feeling it’s going to be rather comprehensive when all is all said and done.
The Handover Blog this past time around was really good – all about communication. I didn’t participate because it got away from me. But I will be looking for something to write about for the next one. The theme is “pivotal moments”, and I have some in my past. I just need to take a bit of time to figure out which one to talk about. That will be coming soon.
For now – it is becoming another day in beautiful Boston...