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  1. I got mine. Not only do I want to lessen my chances of getting sick, remember flu shot doesn't work on ALL strains, but I want to lessesn my chances of being a carriers of the flu and passing it on to my co-workers and patients.
  2. Working in the ER as a secretary affords a lot of "study" time. Especially when I have to ask the docs what we are looking for in an Xray for example, or when the orthopedist makes me find the fracture in the Xray. I get the see the work of three really good fire departments worth of medics (like the field trach marshal did last tuesday). And Yes for all you "oldies" here I am back. It might take me a while to get back up to par with how I used to post, but I am back.
  3. WOODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah man it is so good to see you again, man I have missed you. As for the tat I can;t help you any.
  4. My dad is a Worker Profiler for the ORegon Employment Job, His main job is to assist people who teh system deems will be hard to place in a job in teh field they just got laid off from. He has told me repeatedly that the thank you note is one of the most important things you can do for yourself in the process of finding a job.
  5. emsgirl

    Lift Test

    I wish the lift test I had to retake involved an actual gurney. But no, they have to use a barbell that is suppose to simulate lifting a gurney, so they say. Hello with a gurney the weight all goes out in front of you, with a barbell it is all out to the side. Anyway the one I had to take. The barbell is on a rack 1 foot off the ground, you have to lift it an additional 3 feet (total of 4). Start with the 45 pounds that equal the bar and add on weights until you reach 110lbs. There is an occupational therapist watching you to make sure you use perfect ergonomic lifting form. It's not so bad if you are tall, all you have to do is stand up, those of us who are short (myself) have to give it a little more (bicep curl or arm raise), standing on tip toes is not allowed. ANd there is no stopping in teh middle and readjusting your grip like you can do with a gurney.
  6. The local ambulance just has "ambulance" written in Spanish and Russian across the back windows. I swear I live in the biggest Russian community outside side of russia.
  7. So are you with AMR Multnomah county or AMR Josephine county? Welcome to EMT city from one of only a handful of Oregonians here.
  8. emsgirl

    Growing up

    2) I had pound puppies, they slept with me. 4) The biker shorts were longer then the skirts 18) Mine were splattered and/or had zippers at the ankles 39) My skip it is still in the garage 52) I just used my New kids on the block towel and washcloth, they had been sittting in the cupboard for a long time
  9. emsgirl

    Growing up

    1. You've ever ended a sentence with the word "SIKE" 2. You watched the Pound Puppies. 3. You can sing the rap to the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"… and can do the "Carlton". 4. Girls wore biker shorts under their skirts and felt stylishly sexy. 5. You yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own. 6. You owned those lil' Strawberry Shortcake pals scented dolls. 7. You know that "WOAH" comes from Joey on Blossom 8. Two words: Hammer Pants! 9. If you ever watched "Fraggle Rock" 10. You had plastic streamers on your handle bars..."spokey-dokes" or playing cards on your spokes for that incredible sound effect. 11. You can sing the entire theme song to "Duck Tales" (Woo ooh!) 12. It was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons. 13. You wore a ponytail on the side of your head. 14. You saw the original "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on the big screen...and still know the turtles names. 15. You got super-excited when it was Oregon Trail day in computer class at school. 16. You made your mom buy one of those clips that would hold your shirt in a knot on the side. 17. You played the game "MASH" (Mansion, Apartment, Shelter, House) 18. You wore stonewashed Jordache jean jackets and were proud of it. 19. L.A. Gear....need I say more? 20. You wanted to change your name to “JEM†(She's truly outrageous.) 21. You remember reading "Tales of a fourth grade nothing" and all the Ramona books. 22. You know the profound meaning of "WAX ON, WAX OFF" 23. You wanted to be a Goonie. 24. You ever wore fluorescent clothing. (Some of us...head-to-toe) 25. You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off and his cheeks shifted. 26. You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the only female smurf. 27. You took plastic lunch boxes to school... and traded Garbage Pail kids in the schoolyard. 28. You remember the CRAZE, then the BANNING of slap bracelets. 29. You still get the urge to say “NOT†after every sentence. 30. You remember Hypercolor t-shirts. 31. Barbie and the Rockers was your favorite band. 32. You thought She-Ra (Princess of Power!) and He-Man should hook up. 33. You thought your childhood friends would never leave because you exchanged handmade friendship bracelets. 34. You ever owned a pair of Jelly-Shoes. (And like ..24, probably in neon colors, too) 35. After you saw Pee-Wee's Big Adventure you kept saying "I know you are, but what am I?" 36. You remember "I've fallen and I can't get up" 37. You remember going to the skating rink before there were inline skates. 38. You ever got seriously injured on a Slip and Slide. 39. You have ever played with a Skip-It. 40. You had or attended a birthday party at McDonalds with an outdoor playground. 41. You've gone through this nodding your head in agreement. 42. You remember Popples. 43. "Don't worry, be happy" 44. You wore like, EIGHT pairs of socks over tights with high top Reeboks. 45. You wore socks scrunched down (and sometimes still do...getting yelled at by "younger hip" members of the family) 46. You remember boom boxes and walking around with one on your shoulder like you were all that. 47. You remember watching both "Gremlins " movies. 48. You know what it meant to say "Care Bear Stare!!" 49. You remember watching "Rainbow Bright" and "My Little Pony Tales" 50. You thought Doogie Howser was hot. 51. You remember Alf, the lil furry brown alien from Melmac. 52. You remember New Kids on the Block… when they were cool... 53. You knew all the characters names and their life stories on "Saved by the Bell," The ORiGINAL class. 54. You know all the words to Bon Jovi - SHOT THROUGH THE HEART. 55. You just sang those words to yourself. 56. You remember watching Magic vs. Bird. 57. Homemade Levi shorts.. (the shorter the better) 58. You remember when mullets were cool! 59. You had a mullet! 60. You still sing "We are the World" 61. You tight rolled your jeans. 62. You owned a bannana clip. 63. You remember "Where's the Beef?" 64. You used to (and probably still do) say "What you talkin' about Willis?" 65. You had big hair and you knew how to use it. 66. You're still singing shot through the heart in your head, aren't you?!?!!
  10. The Holter Monitor isn't THAT bad, I know I bitched about it, but hey i was complainging about being 21 and on it. You diffenately need those mental health days a little sooner then 2 months from now. Trust me, I put it off for a little over two months before going in to see the doc.
  11. We have several nurses who use the ultrascopes at work. And that pressure thing must take some gettign used to. FOr others out there, I also hear that the DRG is a good scope, about half my class got that one.
  12. Woody's Back, Woody's Back Woody's back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  13. I would go adn listen. Being new and not having a set jobn I would diffenately listen to what various agencies have to offer. I am not settled down yet.
  14. Plus they dress up in Yellow clothes and play around in the water. Therefore little Duckies.
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