Tuesday, March 13, 2007

out from sabbatical, anyone?

i must say the past few weeks have been busy, hence the non-posts, but since my blog isn't that popular yet (i say that because i know this is a diamond-in-the-rough sort of thing, and have yet to be bloggily discovered), i don't think anyone's missed it. (except for my #1 fan evy...hahaha)

at work it's so easy to objectify everything that i'm doing. well, it's hard to get emotionally attached to unloading boxes and whatnot. but as for the charges and scheduling the patients, i don't know any of them, and the only thing that ever grabs my attention is scheduling a very young patient or someone needing $75,000+ amount of work done to them. however, last week someone that i know came through for a heart cath, something quite standard and done ALL the time at my hospital, but i couldn't help but become "attached" in a way. when reviewing the charges, the numbers i saw made me wince, but they were by no means out of the ordinary and nowhere near the most expensive thing i've seen, but i found myself mentally checking off every item used in the procedure to justify everything (and since when did i become a doctor? yeah, i know). i guess that can't be helped when someone you know goes to the hospital when you're in the "inside" of things, but it also made me feel kinda selfish...why don't i get attached to anyone else that comes through? i guess we're only human after all...

and in other news, it's currently spring break, so the lab is EMPTY. so boring. and now J is going to take the rest of the week off so i'm going to make big overtime bucks, but it's like the most boring time ever, so i don't know how my brain is going to feel. also, i've gotten to the point where my disgust with the inventory is about to explode! the program we have to do all the inventory keep up is so off that it's almost pointless to use. today i started counting things by hand, and then checking them in apollo (the program) and finding out that WOW there are negative numbers of stuff in the back! awesome...so i took the liberty of fixing the values. i guess that's what i'll be doing the rest of the week to keep me busy.

i've also started creating my "inventory coordinator manual" so folks can know what to do. i'm planning on taking my first "vacation day" later this month when i need to play nurse to someone getting a septoplasty...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

emiloo! it's mc! i read this thing, too. can i be fan #2?

jimgrandad said...

frylime - tho i've never said it, i've always been your #2 fan, after evy of course. tks so much for being there & for taking a 2nd look at those charges!
-jimgrandad