I've made it through the first week. Here are the highlights:
- Getting to work for 7am means leaving my house at 6:15, which means getting up at 5, which means going to bed at 9pm.
- During my first day on the floor, I did the new admit paperwork for my very own patient. For those of you in the know that means I did the SOAP note all by myself after reviewing the patients chart.
- I'm so professional I already have people referring to me as Dr.
- I get to wander around the hospital wearing a white coat looking important. Plus I get a name badge that opens locked doors.
- One of the registered dietitians graduated from Cal State LA two years ago and we were in the Student Nutrition Association together.
- During my second day on the floor, my supervisor not only let me fill out the paperwork for a new admit but I actually got to do the patient interview as well. A little nerve wracking entering the room and being the responsible one but it went really well.
- We have already had two codes at the hospital, a false code red (fire) yesterday and a false code blue (Adult Medical Emergency) today.
- Getting off of work at 3 is not early enough to get everything done in the afternoon, i.e. driving home, reviewing information that I didn't know that day, reading news articles about dietetics, keeping up on emails, cooking myself dinner and eating it, packing a lunch for the next day, and preparing information for the next day.