I am now certified by the American Heart Association to run a code.
Should someone stop breathing, drop her heart rate below 50, pass out, develop hypothermia, have a stroke, elevate his heart rate to more than 150 at rest, have a heart attack, not have a pulse, or otherwise become unresponsive, I have the requisite knowledge, practice and peace of mind to direct complete life saving measures. In other words, I am ACLS certified.
This does not apply to kids or to individuals who arrive at a compromised state because of trauma. Even so, it's pretty amazing.
And to think four weeks ago I was arguing my case about an unfair grade.
One more night shift for me, then a weekend conference in Portland, than an oral clinical examination in Los Angeles, then...
...back to regular blogging!