Tuesday, August 7, 2012
The one where I remember just how much education I have to do
Yes, education. The pillar of our society....well, it should be, but not anymore. Unless you're in healthcare.
If that's the case, when you hire on, depending on what you'll be doing, there's either a little, or a lot of education that is MANDATORY. Capital M mandatory. Capital M masochistic. If you're a nurse.
Today I spent 7 hours at work reading modules and taking tests on what should be my day off. These ranged from HIPPA to way to much info on Medicare fraud, to medication administration, blood products, bariatric (fatty fat fat) care, and conscious sedation.
And there's still more. Tomorrow.
I understand that we have to keep up with changing medicine. I understand that the feds require a lot of the nonsense education like fraud and billing. What I don't understand is why it all has to be done in these marathon sessions right after you get hired. I'm already up to my eyeballs with orienting back into the ICU!
But I know I'll be glad to have them done. *sigh*
Remember, it's just a ride.