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.

You Might Be an RT Student If...

I was bored, so I came up with a list. Here goes...

10 Reasons You Might Be an RT Student:
1. You spend so much time studying patient assessments, that you're aware of lung sounds in the checkout line.
2. Terms like "ASSS," "PISS," and "clubbing," take on a new meaning.
3. You go to work and consider it a nice break.
4. Even if you have a job outside of school, when people ask what you do, you tell them, "I'm a student."
5. When you tell people your major, they say, "What's that?"
6. You know the significance of the phrase "Ninety-nine."
7. You've auscultated lung sounds on your mom, dad, kid, spouse, grandfather, grandmother, and so on...
8. You love the high amounts of caffeine in Starbucks coffee, and you also know the affect of caffeine on the respiratory system.
9. You've considered intubating someone around you who just won't shut up.
10. You have started realizing that medical dramas/sitcoms aren't anything like the real world (What?! You mean the doctor doesn't bag the patient during CPR?)

I'll post more as I think of them. If you have any you'd like to add, just post a comment.

***Update: If you enjoyed "You Might Be an RT Student If...," see continuations of this list here and here.

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