October 20, 2008, 1:52 pm

Lord, I Was Born a Travelin’ Nurse

funny pictures

Finally, the world agrees with me!

Listening to the Bee Gees is good for health! Not yours, necessarily, but the person whose chest you are compressing!

Yes, just thinking about the song “Stayin’ Alive” helps you perform CPR appropriately.

Heck, Barry Gibb’s had my my heart since 1974.

I had this poster on my wall in college.

Told my husband he was the only man I’d ever leave him for.

Been married almost 30 years, guess Barry ain’t showin’ up!

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Don’t let the post title fool you – I haven’t become a traveler.

I am, however, traveling to Orlando, Florida for a night to be part of a panel at Johnson and Johnson’s Global Communications Conference.

I leave the house at 0400 tomorrow.

God bless the instructor who gave me an extra week on my community assessment paper; I couldn’t even get a post in to Grand Rounds by the deadline.

Speaking of which, I get Grand Rounds next week!!!!!!

Have a great idea for how to present it.

And no, it isn’t a Bee Gees theme.

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I’m working on a powerpoint for my presentation.

My first. First powerpoint. First time speaking in front of a group.

Must…..look…..professional </shatner imitation>

I hate folks who put together a powerpoint and then read from the slides.

The slides look good.

I just sound like a mush mouth.

Funny, I’m never at a loss for words until I’m supposed to talk!

9 Comments

  • geena
    geena

    October 20, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Good luck to you!

    I think you need to do a post about where you get all this energy… 🙂 Have a great trip.


  • Karin, RN
    Karin, RN

    October 20, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Ooh, I will look forward for THAT post.
    Enjoy your trip.


  • Trusted.MD Network
    Trusted.MD Network

    October 20, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Lord, I Was Born a Travelin’ Nurse…

    Finally, the world agrees with me!
    Listening to the Bee Gees is good for health! Not yours, necessarily, but the person whose chest you are compressing!
    Yes, just thinking about the song “Stayin’ Alive” helps you perform CPR appropriately.
    Heck, …


  • dhawk
    dhawk

    October 21, 2008 at 3:03 am

    I completely agree with you on the Barry Gibb fascination. I fell in love with him in 1975 and told my husband the exact same thing. It’s been 20 years for us, and Barry hasn’t shown up at my house either (not that I expect him to), but he’ll always be my number 1 guy!


  • Ross
    Ross

    October 21, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Hi there… I heard this about ‘stayin alive’ on the news today, reminded me of one particular ACLS instructor who used to tell us to compress to the tune of the alphabet song in our head… “A..B..C..D..E..F..G..”


  • Candy
    Candy

    October 21, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Hey! I thought we traveled as a team!! Have FUN with your talk — you will not be a mush mouth, because you have a lot to share, and it’s all important. Remember, you’re a nurse. An ER nurse. You are trained to handle chaos — that’s what you do. (Thanks, Major White.) You’ll be great, and we need to see pics (thanks, I-phone) and hear about it afterward.


  • James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.
    James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

    October 21, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    No real love for Barry, but it is a great way to keep cpr compressions in mind.

    thanks


  • annemiek
    annemiek

    October 21, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    On time in CPR class my instructor started singing “Another one bites the dust”, then she said this song is the same rythm as “Staying alive”. Guess the last has a better ring to it 🙂


  • NPs Save Lives
    NPs Save Lives

    October 22, 2008 at 8:33 am

    You will do great on your powerpoint. I do better if I have one so that I stay on track. I hate to speak in front of large crowds. Much better in smaller groups or one on one with patients. I also have been getting a few visits from Google. So far, so good on the rankings for me. I watch it pretty closely.


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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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