In the most impressive show of verbal diarrhea that I can recall in recent history, I thought I'd share this--
So I was trying to fuzz up my cover letter and was brain-storming things to throw in. I asked myself what the heck I've learned in the ED in the past three years. So I just let go and typed out every thought that came into my mind. Here's what I found I've learned when I let my mind go--
- how to move as quickly as possible
- how to not make mistakes
- how to stop saying i'll be back in five minutes when we all know there's no way i'll be back in five minutes
- how to deal with a--holes
- how to deal with people when i'm being unreasonable and now i'm too far in
- how to be professional (sort of)
- how to not cry when a patient dies and i'm dealing with the family (work in progress)
- how to say i'm wrong
- how to say i'm right (work in progress)
- how to not freak out when i'm stressed
- how to prioritize (ABCs,ABCs,ABCs).
- ivs, ng tubes, foleys, moderate sedation, traumas, codes, cardioversions, drips, blood tranfusions, transfers, admissions, discharges, comforting, vital signs, fluid boluses, meds, meds, meds, shots, iv pushes, crowd control, priorities, following my gut, FOLLOWING MY GUT, learning colleagues are not always my friends but they're still my colleagues, continuous bladder irrigations, recognizing bullsh-t from actual DTs, learning to sound confidant even when i don't feel confidant, how not to cry in public, ekgs, rapid fluid infusions, wound care, blocking punches, biting tongue, letting tongue go, triage, triage WELL, restraints, vents, trachs, respiratory txs, suction, delegate, supervise, not yell.........
Let your mind go a little crazy and add something... then we can be a little crazy together