Watching the tour de france (2012 highlights) and feeling sad that I live in such a soggy cold country :(
and that I ruined my bike frame after a car pulled out on me so I’m riding a heafty mountain bike frame with hybrid tyres and am too skint to replace it
I managed to get locked in the back of a rapid response ambulance because the driver hadn’t turned the child locks off…. that was awkward
That was the last night on the mobile treatment unit for a little while (or as it’s affectionately called “the booze bus”) means that all food on board has to be removed.
23 chocolate filled brioches in my jacket…that right…23! and my treatment gear.
Want to go out for a quick run before I’m off on duty for the night, but I know if my leg injury flares up again I’m going to spend tonight wincing every step, tomorrow trying to look like it isn’t bothering me while I’m working on the back of an ambulance and Monday trying not to cry in front of patients at work.
Even more of a shame is I need to somehow keep cardio up without a gym to keep fit for the medical response team.
Damn you leg, damn you.
Just finished two massive reports, one on heavy metal ion toxicity and the other on the whole process of drug development for a disease including recommendations on compounds for further research.
After a month of almost non stop work it feels great to have those done, 2 awards evenings tomorrow night (really later on today now) and then exam season starts in a week, can’t wait until exams are over to hit the festivals, go on holiday and get some shifts in properly at the hospital.
So I had an assessment on saturday to join the medical response team. (A team specialising in removal of casualties from crowds and locations conventional ambulances cannot reach)
This is a totally cool opportunity, a bit of a double edged sword though, I’ll be working in everything from stadium gigs and festivals to riots.
The gear I’ll spend up to 14 hours at a time carrying is amazing for fitting in a vest and back pack though, everything from bag valve masks, airways and oxygen cylinders to full diagnostic kits and a defib with everything in between, I’m totally excited to have the chance to work with the team.
So I’m thinking about doing student pod casts about a science topic every week with a guest who isn’t of a scientific background and another student.
I think this could be interesting and allow the science to be discussed in a way for anyone to understand, these will probably be uploaded to youtube and another blog
Do you think this could work and are there any topics you’d like to hear about?
The temptation to just say “Air goes in and out, blood goes round and round, any variation is bad” is almost overwhelming.
I have far too many lab reports, presentations, projects and data interpretations on top of training people
One thing I hate more than stupidly long essays are stupidly short essays.
How am I meant to explain slow release drug delivery systems and polymers in 300 words, There’s so much to write.
(Might make a few informative posts on it, not done any in a long time)
Why is it impossible to say no when people ask me if I want a new role within the university or a new job. I recently stepped down as a project leader so I had enough time to be president of our first aid soc, I then got headhunted by the SU asking me to take the position above project leader on their leadership committee. I’ve now just signed up to be our schools faculty representative.