Wednesday, August 20, 2008

"Gotta have it"

Over the past few months I have been doing extensive research in the field of respiratory therapy. In my opinion there are three types of people when it comes to the medical field, the ones that hate it, are okay with it, and those that enjoy it. To give a perfect example of the "hate it" group... my sister delivered her first child about a year ago, while she was in labor she got so worked up over the fact that she was in a hospital that the doctors were forced to preform a Cesarean (c-section) this fear is also known as "white coat syndrome." The second class of people, those that are just "okay with it" could probably go there whole life in and out of hospitals and not really care one way or the other. The third group, "those that enjoy it," these a special type of people.

Now with in the "enjoy it" class there are three more types of people, "like it, love it, and gotta have it" you may recognize these names from an ice cream shop called Coldstone.

These different categories would be compared to a receptionists working in hospitals or clinic(like it), nurses (love it), and an ER nurses (gotta have it.) Which category do you think RT should be in? Which group do you fall under?


drh1sd said...

I would say that the RT could fall in to any of those three sub-categories. I am an adrenaline junkie and thrive for the ICU's and traumas. There are also those in my department that like it and couldn't be happier being a neb jockey.

Intubate Em!!! said...

I agree, I love NICU & the ups & downs of it. I think part of it is that I'm still fairly new to respiratory. Most of the ol-timers I work with are content with doing breathing txs all day.