Today I will go to another new hospital. I'm meeting them at 6:30 in the lobby and I'm pretty sure it's a 7:30 start. I've been up for 20 minutes and have a 45 minute drive... so here are my ten minute notes on today.
I have an 8 hour day today so it's not so long and I know I'll make it through.
When I drive into the parking lot I'll note the main entrance as that's where I'll meet another CRNA to give me the quick run-down. Hospital systems are a little harder to just go in and 30 minutes later be in a room. The "red-tape" isn't just paperwork and long credentialing. These places require smart ID's to let you in and out, and sign-ins for multiple computers/programs/machines. Even cases will typically be a couple starter cases to get used to equipment, paperwork, and get to know staff.
Ok, well I hope your day is awesome... mine will start with a bit of a drive. Thanks to podcasts at least I have the opportunity to learn a little as I go! :).