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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.
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