What was scary was the of the MDs that have to either take or re-cert.... some are surgeons (trauma, vascular, general), some are emergency medicine and some have to take it as a part of being a medical director for rescue squads. There was a family practice doc who is from way out in the boonies who had to take the class. He was in my skills group.... scary!!! Poor guy is so far removed from this environment that the primary assessment, ABCDE was lost on him.
Otherwise I have been working like a slave.. this is 7 in a row. I have not heard back from Cardiac Surgery ICU yet, but the Surgery Trauma ICU is more than willing to let me do overtime there, especially after getting a 90 on the ATLS final.
The ER has been crazy as usual. Lurch is back around, making me crazy as usual. Every time we get a sick patient he walks in and takes over. Not sure what the best response other than "get the fuck out" is, but I'm getting close. He has been given the clinical coordinator position in neuroICU so you can bet your ass I won't be going back there! I am still trying to find a full time flight job, but no real availabilities right now. Its hard to hear an inbound aircraft and not get a little sad.
This is one of my favorite quotes... I think it sums up my thoughts on flying.
When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return. - Henry Van Dyke