And the ACLS studying begins…

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Pathetic, right!  It’s a SATURDAY night and I’m studying.  Hmmm…what is wrong with this picture 🙂

Oh well.  I did my usual.  Procrastinate.  Although I do have to say that I’m doing a LITTLE bit better than usual.  If I was TRULY procrastinating, then I would not study until the day before 🙂

But I have two weeks until ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support).  And I’m going to study about an hour or so every day and I think that shall be fine.  It’s kind of a hands on thing too and I know I’ll understand everything much better once we actually practice the scenarios.  For now I just need to know the algorithms (fun…not) and the meds.

But it gets more complicated considering that I have to start training for ICU this week.  So another stress on top of that.  I’ll be doing five days of training 3 pm to 11 pm (thankfully…I really dislike that shift) and then who knows how long 11 pm to 7 am (hopefully at least four weeks, but I’m thinking they are going to try to make it two weeks).  So additional studying will be going on for that as well.

So what happened today you ask?

Well, I got up and took Izzy for a walk.  It was gorgeous out…we actually did some walk/run segments.  Of course the walking was more than the running…this chica can’t run that far.  I was huffing and puffing and sweating but Izzy really liked it.  She runs right next to you.  She got tired out too!

Then I paid bills.  I’m so glad the first round of paying bills is done for this month.  We got paid a day late because there was some kind of glitch with payroll.  FRUSTRATING.  But now I can relax and pay more bills next week.  I have a feeling I’m going to be a bit frustrated with my decrease in pay during my training (lack of overnight differential for the 3-11 shift, however when I do the 11-7 shift I’m going to be doing 40 hours so that should actually be MORE money!!!!).

During the afternoon we went grocery shopping.  So far this month we’ve spent less than $100.  Right on plan.

Ordered pizza for dinner.  SO GOOD.

Kimm watched her hockey game while I studied.

And now I’m going to study some more.  I’m such a DORK 🙂

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