Just getting ready to crawl into bed after a long and harried day with the ALS crew. Oh and what a day it was. The glory of emergencies!
I mean, real ones...not the 'I saw an old guy going slowly down the street with his walker so I dialed 999' [true story that happened on my last shift].
I even managed to make myself useful and do a good thing. After a day of trailing with a kit bag it was nice to feel useful instead of useless for a moment. But that is a story for a day when I don't have to wake up again in 6 hours.
A nice reminder that I am learning applicable things! Information that is making my differentials more astute, my understanding deeper, and my realization that 'holy crap I don't actually know anything' crystal clear. It's always good to be reminded of the light at the end of the tunnel and what this is all truly about--patients! Not spotters, or papers, or OCASE's.
It is also good to realise that wow, I'd never want to work as a nurse in that hell hole of an emergency department. I thought the situation was dire in some of my previous Canadian haunts but, well, it was the Hilton in those places compared to what I saw today.