He was a big man. In the midst of a big code. And he was in big trouble. We needed to move this man from the MRI table back onto his bed in a real quick hurry. To do this we would use a large rectangular plastic spatula known as a PatSlide. Described as a … Continue reading The PAT slide.
Today I went for a late afternoon ride on some access trails around the nearby Mt Taylor. Even though it was a fairly sunny day there was already a crisp chill in the air that bit in anytime I stopped riding to look at some thing or another. A large mob of kangaroos was making … Continue reading Kangaroo encounters.
This story from my nursing career is so preposterous that is must be absolutely true. As indeed, and I am prepared to swear on a stack of bedpans, it is. TENTH FLOOR: I had just dropped a patient off on ward 10A. I stepped into an empty elevator. Simple. I pushed the button for ground … Continue reading 10 Floors.
We have been traveling around in Ripley for a little while now. And Kelly & I both feel pretty comfortable understanding what she can and cannot do. Overall, I would say we are exceedingly happy with her performance. One question we get a lot, is why choose a camper van over a caravan? Now I … Continue reading Campervan vs Caravan
On Saturday 18th January 2003 a freak and devastating firestorm tore through my city. 4 people died and over 500 homes were destroyed. It resulted in the 2nd largest single hospital disaster response in Australian history. I was working as a nurse in the emergency department that day. 2 days later I wrote this story. … Continue reading Canberra Firestorm.
In a couple of weeks I will be going off to sit my butt down on a small round cushion for 7 days of intense meditation. I say intense, because despite the appearance of not much going on other than a room full of people sitting down and staring at the floor, believe me....there is … Continue reading 7 days of meditation.