Second volunteer session
When I got to Children’s today, I was hoping to get started on the code blue training project Dr. Billman had discussed with me the week before. Instead though, he had me sit in on another meeting so I could be introduced to yet another project. The basic format of the meeting was the same as the first in terms of the number of people and the departments they represented. This time around though, the project had to do with the lack of timely communication between the radiology department and the physician or nurse responsible for acting on the radiology results. The subject is actually pretty interesting to me as I had no idea these barriers existed as a patient (although to be honest I’ve luckily never needed any sort of critical radiology tests). I’m not too clear on what my role in this project would be, so it’s hard to say if I’d be interested or not. All that I can say is that I hope Dr Billman is only introducing me to this project in addition to, or as a second option, to the code blue project. It’s not that I don’t want to be involved in this one, but I just don’t want it replacing the first assignment since I’m still pretty excited about getting started on that one.