Thursday, July 31, 2008

Policies and Procedures

Yesterday, we went over the new EMR (Electronic Medical Record) that is in it's second phase now. We won't actually start documenting with it until October, but can already look up some information using it. TK, this put's Farmvegas' to shame! Okay, so that's not hard to do, but still. It's pretty amazing that before I even go up on the floor I can see if my patients have had their pain medications, see images of their x-rays, and abnormal lab values (which are spelled out as if they knew that this is a hole in our education "hey, you, dummy, this value is abnormally high!") all with the click of a few keys. I love it!

P.S. I had Mexican last night with the Pharmacist and his Pharmacist Wife and her brother. It was delicious! I loved getting out of the house and interacting with other people...even if I did clam up a bit! Mmm chips and cheeese dip! :)

On to today. Policies and Procedures. All of this is necessary, but entirely too dull to enlighten you with. Except for:

"Do you know what R.A.C.E is?"

Rescue. Alarm. Contain. Extinguish.

"Good, what about P.A.S.S?"

Pull. Aim. Squeeze. Sweep

Then she went over what we do during a fire alarm/drill. As her words are still hanging in a little speech bubble attached to her lips the fire alarm starts going off "Code Zero Basement." Pretty crazy timing. Who has ever heard of a fire code being anything but red??? Weird.

Here's a picture of me in my new royal blue scrubs:



I LOVE this color...not to mention the comfort and lack of having to decide what to wear in the morning. How amazing do they make my eyes look?! I am trying to embrace the crazy curls being loud and wild and free like you people seem to dig...it's hard in this humidity. And I thought VA was bad! Any product suggestions?

3 comments:

WanderingGirl said...

Aaaahhh, my first job had Smurf blue scrubs. I loved them, too. And yes, any computer system developed after 1981 will put Meditech to shame. It's not just FarmVegas still stuck using it, though. Did I tell you I helped develop an e-chart system? It was fantabulous.

Oh, and the hair... Big and Sexy Root Pump Plus. Don't worry, it's not so much big as sexy, and is ANTI-HUMIDITY!!!! SC sucks that way.

KrissyMiss said...

Oooh, so when does your new system start? Before or after you tell them who's really in charge? Thanks for the hair tips! I'll have to try it out!

Sam said...

You are soo ridiculously good looking! (Zoolander quote that you will understand once we watch it!)