Thursday, September 07, 2006

Mish-Mash of an Update

I've been in Salt Lake for a little over a month now.

I've started my job at the University of Utah hospital. Everyone is friendly, helpful, and I'm learning a ton. I'm in orientation still which means I spend 8 weeks adjusting to the floor before they let me free to take care of patients on my own. I'm sure the patients are happy about that.

I just spent the last 3 days in a nursing orientation that was lots of 30 minute - 1 hour lessons on all sorts of hospital stuff. The MRI part was the best. We saw a video describing the dangers of the magnet and then actually showed wrenched and buckets smashing through bricks to get to the magnet. Sadly, I couldn't find a video online, but here are some pictures, including a chair and an oxygen tank, plus a video of a chair being removed.




So life is good, meeting new people, finally all unpacked and into my cute apartment, had a delicious birthday dinner with a beautiful lemon cake AND a dark chocolate cake too, and I'm in a ward where I am among the youngest people there, that's unusual at 33.

3 comments:

Sara McOllie said...

Hopefully I don't need an MRI anytime soon. I would have just gone in not even aware of the dangers that a chair might smack into me. Yikes.

Good to hear you're settling in. P-town isn't the same without you.

Sara McOllie said...

Hopefully I don't need an MRI anytime soon. I would have just gone in not even aware of the dangers that a chair might smack into me. Yikes.

Good to hear you're settling in. P-town isn't the same without you.

Ryan Remains said...

Dark Chocolate Cake rules!