Monday, January 7, 2008

Winter Lull

There have been very few duties lately, and that trend looks to continue for the next few weeks. There are a few hockey games, some shows and a concert or two, but people rarely get injured or sick at those. I'm really looking forward to seeing some of the shows - so I actually hope there are no patients!

In the summer we have the massive festivals, the fairs, GoKarts, the football games, all things where people tend to drop like flies. I've come to the conclusion that people just don't get hurt in the wintertime! Well ok, at least not in the 3-hour time span it takes to watch our local hockey team KICK BUTT. Winter is therefore a time of training, organizing and preparing for the insanely busy spring, summer and fall seasons. I can't really complain about the lull, as it forces me to concentrate on my schoolwork. Memorizing invertebrate phyla is not quite as entertaining as learning how not to kill people, but who said university was all fun and games?

I did get promoted however, which was a bit of a shocker, since I've only been here for a year and a half. I'm now in charge of supplies, which appeared innocuous enough at first glance. I have to wonder what this new portfolio really entails however, as they have not yet told me the whole scope of my duties. I am assuming any or all of the following: uniform sizing, keeping the trucks stocked, organizing and stocking all the trauma bags, complete inventory of supplies, managing the back supply room, random administrative stuff....I'm sure there is more I've missed that they are sure to think of. Ah well, I love my pretty new stripes. A little extra grunt work is easily done.

I want a decent duty's been too long since I've treated a patient, I'm getting restless. It's not that I'm wishing for somebody to get hurt, but people do, and I just want to be the one responding.


soccermom of 4 said...


I found you via a comment you left at LawDog.

I'll definitely be back. I went back and read your older posts. They are great.

I have a daughter who is in an Athletic Trainer program. She also goes to lots of games, but she's there for the players. She also goes to the high schools to be there while the teams are practicing. She hasn't had any stories nearly as exciting as yours.

Congrats on passing and becoming a Medical First Responder.

Red said...

Thanks, soccermom!
I'm glad you liked my writing.

I think all stories are exciting - especially if you're the one living them. It sounds like that will be a great job for your daughter.

Jill Pole said...

Yep, we should get together...whether for lunch or a movie or whatever.

We can practice self-defense. :-P