Trau·ma  Junk· ie  ( 'trau-m&  'j&[ng]-kE) n. Slang
  1. One who has an insatiable interest, devotion or addiction to responding and assisting people with serious injury or shock to the body, as from violence or an accident.

More Reasons You Might Be an RT Student

My last post caught on pretty good. A lot of you sent me e-mails saying you'd like to see more. So, I've decided to post some more reasons why "You might be an RT student..."

Here's part II. You Know You're an RRT/RT student when:
11. You realize that a jaw thrust isn't just something that happens in a bar fight
12. You can look at and comment on the shape of someone's curves without getting slapped for it
13. You know and fully understand the dangers of uncovered trach, and you avoid standing directly in front of one at all costs (You probably learned this one the hard way)
14. You know what the Sputum Bowl is and have even considered participating in it
15. Your Lego skills as a kid have come into play when trying to put together two things that don't want to go together
16. Watching a doc shove a camera down someone's throat isn't just part of the job or something you have to do in school, it's cool as hell
17. You curse the operator at the mall or the grocery store for starting her announcements with "Attention please..."
18. You see someone smoking and think of it as "job security"
19. At least a couple of times a day you explain that you have to suck, not blow, to make the balls go up
20. You can guess a saturation pretty accurately just by looking at the blood
21. Your day (or night) doesn't begin until you've had your first, or second, or third cup of coffee
22. You've learned that 90-something year old FULL CODES really exist
23. You've pulled the family into the room to get them to tell the doctor to switch mom or dad back to DNR status
24. You know that tripodding is not just something you see in gymnastics
25. You know that "PEEP" is no longer a sound made by a chicken

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