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Dogen

Specializes in Behavioral Health. Has 1 years experience.

Ski nurse? I'm intrigued. Here in the US, most ski patrollers function at the BLS level, some as paramedics & there are docs on the hill at some resorts. But a nurse? Cool. What's your scope in that role?

I used to live near Mt Baker (more snow than any other resort in North America, yo), and they have a med station that was stocked like an ED trauma bay. You could apply to "work" there (for free) if you had two years of ED or ICU experience, and if you "worked" seven days they gave you a week's pass to ski for free. I never did it because I'm not ED or ICU, but a friend of mine had a 19-year-old who skied off trail and fell off a cliff, his friends called ski patrol, ski patrol brought him to the med station, they ran a code and put in two chest tubes and then they flew him to our hospital. She says it would make a great TV show. Like Baywatch and ER combined, and then set on ice.

I used to live near Mt Baker (more snow than any other resort in North America, yo), and they have a med station that was stocked like an ED trauma bay. You could apply to "work" there (for free) if you had two years of ED or ICU experience, and if you "worked" seven days they gave you a week's pass to ski for free. I never did it because I'm not ED or ICU, but a friend of mine had a 19-year-old who skied off trail and fell off a cliff, his friends called ski patrol, ski patrol brought him to the med station, they ran a code and put in two chest tubes and then they flew him to our hospital. She says it would make a great TV show. Like Baywatch and ER combined, and then set on ice.

I never had to do anything as dramatic as that - think of a nurse on ski's who radios the real pro's when something happened. I was real good in the chalet dealing with the using coughs/colds and minor aches and strains.

Fortunately accidents weren't too bad, although we did have a group from Wales who's school teachers/chaperones refused lessons from us, and they had 9 broken bones in one week. Needless to say the following season they used our instructors.

Anyway, it was the best time of my life, and hence I made the effort to become a qualified instructor.

OCNRN63, RN

Specializes in Oncology; medical specialty website.

Oh man . . . . . that's not fair. Leaving me dangling like this. ;)

I just have to add that a good friend took her family to Disneyland this last week and wrote on her FB page that Justin Bieber was on the Small World ride in the boat in front of the one she was in. She took some photos and yes, it was him.

I typed "Someone push him overboard" . . . . . joking of course. :woot:

Yes, please!

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

Got to ski with Liz Hurley (the British actress from Austin Powers) although i can't say I really 'skied' with her, as I was in uniform, and saw her skiing terribly in front of me, and felt I should offer her advice. But, thinking that would be a very 'cheesy' star struck sort of thing to do (and I don't do celebrityitis) I skied up to her, and with thoughts of Austin Powers in my head said....

The first AP quote that came to my mind is probably not the one you used. So do tell.

That's one of my favorite movies that when I admit to people is a favorite, I always follow with, "I know, please don't judge me."

The first AP quote that came to my mind is probably not the one you used. So do tell.

That's one of my favorite movies that when I admit to people is a favorite, I always follow with, "I know, please don't judge me."

So there was Liz Hurley, skiing badly, and here I was in my ski school uniform, and wanting to help her, and not help her at the same time. I said to myself 'That's so cheesy to help a famous person, I bet everyone hits on her. I don't want to be like a desperate fan.' So instead I skied up to her, and with thoughts of Austin Powers and her role in that famous movie, I waited for her to stop, then skied up close, and she looked me in the eyes as I said...

'Yeah baby, do I make you horny' - then turned my back on her and skied away, without looking back.

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

This just gets curiouser and curiouser.....

BuckyBadgerRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in HH, Peds, Rehab, Clinical. Has 4 years experience.

I don't even have words anymore...

So there was Liz Hurley, skiing badly, and here I was in my ski school uniform, and wanting to help her, and not help her at the same time. I said to myself 'That's so cheesy to help a famous person, I bet everyone hits on her. I don't want to be like a desperate fan.' So instead I skied up to her, and with thoughts of Austin Powers and her role in that famous movie, I waited for her to stop, then skied up close, and she looked me in the eyes as I said...

'Yeah baby, do I make you horny' - then turned my back on her and skied away, without looking back.

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience.

Indeed

Those illustrations used to freak me out, especially the Red Queen. Her head was ginormous!

Elvish, BSN, DNP, RN, NP

Specializes in Community, OB, Nursery.

So there was Liz Hurley, skiing badly, and here I was in my ski school uniform, and wanting to help her, and not help her at the same time. I said to myself 'That's so cheesy to help a famous person, I bet everyone hits on her. I don't want to be like a desperate fan.' So instead I skied up to her, and with thoughts of Austin Powers and her role in that famous movie, I waited for her to stop, then skied up close, and she looked me in the eyes as I said...

'Yeah baby, do I make you horny' - then turned my back on her and skied away, without looking back.

Well, that was the first line I thought of....

klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

You didn't want to be a cheesy starstruck fan, so instead of coming up to her and saying "Hey, do you need help?" you opted for "Do I make you horny?" from Austin Powers?

I'm guessing, if the goal was to NOT seem like a cheesy starstruck fan, option 1 would probably have been better.

So instead I skied up to her, and with thoughts of Austin Powers and her role in that famous movie, I waited for her to stop, then skied up close, and she looked me in the eyes as I said...

'Yeah baby, do I make you horny' - then turned my back on her and skied away, without looking back.

I imagine she had some very definite thoughts about you at that moment. Desperate Fan was probably not it.....but Definite Freak probably was. :cyclops:

I think I would have said "do you need some help, it looks like you're struggling?", personally.......

Watching you wind everyone up is hilariously predictable.

Anyone here know horses? Whoever moves the feet controls the horse. Or in this case, con-trolls the herd.

emtb2rn, BSN, RN, EMT-B

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

I never had to do anything as dramatic as that - think of a nurse on ski's who radios the real pro's when something happened. I was real good in the chalet dealing with the using coughs/colds and minor aches and strains.

Fortunately accidents weren't too bad, although we did have a group from Wales who's school teachers/chaperones refused lessons from us, and they had 9 broken bones in one week. Needless to say the following season they used our instructors.

Anyway, it was the best time of my life, and hence I made the effort to become a qualified instructor.

No longer intrigued. I'd rather be a ski patroller than that kind of a ski nurse.

SmilingBluEyes

Specializes in Specializes in L/D, newborn, GYN, LTC, Dialysis. Has 24 years experience.

I fail to see how this thread has anything really to do with actual nursing-related material. I will say the OP has a flair for the dramatic.

NursesRmofun, ASN, RN

Specializes in Registered Nurse.

You're fine. Look forward to more posts from you.

Well, that was the first line I thought of....

If everyone who saw that movie was honest . . . they'd say the same thing I imagine.

(I never saw it).

NursesRmofun, ASN, RN

Specializes in Registered Nurse.

It's not worth it. I think I have some really interesting stories to share, but it's simply not worth it. I don't have a thick enough skin for this, although I now I have had such a response, I would like to continue. But at the end of the day, I might just keep my adventures to myself.

People will either believe or not, but you can post it and let others decide. You are not selling a story, just telling it. I'd like to read it. I understand there are cultural differences and I am sensitive to that. Now, if it's a wild story...I just move on and basically don't try to actually figure out if it is real or not. (not saying your stories, but any stories.)

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