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Joined Dec 17, '10.
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Welp, this is was forever ago, but I just received my commission as a 1st LT in the USAF reserve! It was a 2yr long process and no, didn't get any dough, but the extra cash will help my pay my $1000/mo student loan payment!
First of all, congrats! I just commissioned as well, but won't know my RCOT/COT date until I start drilling. Personally I'm preparing to fully pass my PT test and stay under weight standards because I anticipate ht/wt and testing as soon as I get there (I'm thinking in November). In fact, the COT website says a baseline test will be administered within 3 days of arrival. As a prior service Army reserve member and spouse of an active duty Navy member, I know "weigh-ins" are part of the testing process. Active duty it's usually the week before. In my Army days, I always had to get taped b/c I didn't meet weight. In the Air Force, the body fat % is 32 for my category (34F). Just practice your push ups (my nemesis), sit ups and run and you'll be fine!
google "ej insertion competency" the first result will return Pomona hospitals p&p posted by ena
Only Dr. in our er
Yep, boob iv. It was literally the only access on one of my pts.
In the beginning i threw 18's in everybody! In the words of my preceptor, "no need to be mean and inflict unnecessary pain. We can give blood with a 22 of we had to." 20 is my go to for reg peripheral unless my PT is unstable, then the 18's.
I'm a new grad starting in the ER I precepted in too! Coband, lots of coband...and tape.
Wow petalicious, a respectable amount of very busy ER nurses took time out of their day to help you by writing very detailed responses to your very lengthy survey and and you didn't even bother to acknowledge their effort. Shame on you . To all of those that did contribute, Thank You and your participation was appreciated at least by me!
Yes, I did read the whole way through . Wonderful message, thank you!
I haven't heard anything,but I got accepted into USD and already put my deposit down there, so....
Hi. I did USD interviews last year. They are very friendly and try their best to not be intimidating. It is nerve - racking to be sure but you will all do fine. Just remember that you would not have gotten an interview if you were not a very strong applicant. Good luck!
I read a freaky story not long ago re a woman who when she went to the ED/ER, the doctor found an old potatoe or potatoes up her vagina which had taken root and had grown up into her cervix and uterus! Of course everything had to be removed. She said she shoved them up there to stop her uterus falling out!
Another old, dangerous wives tale that should definitely NOT be followed!
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