Wednesday, March 30, 2011

I'll Be So Glad When This Is Over!

ACLS that is! It stands for Advanced Cardiac Life Support. I have to recertify every 2 years and it stresses me out every time :P Today is the written test and the "Megacode", it's where they give you a scenario and you have to figure out what to do for that patient, including medications & reading rhythm strips. Now I'm an Labor & Delivery Nurse. How often do I code 80 year old men with chest pain...hopefully never! I typically have healthy young women. Now don't get me wrong, we do have an occasional emergency that requires super fast critical thinking, but not usually CPR. I have to know what the ER & CCU nurses know and use every day. Can you say stressful ?!

On a happy note...I did another sketch challenge from and I'm really happy with the result. Originally I looked at this sketch & went Blech! What do I do with this? Then I sat down and pulled up these pics of my nephew and it all came together. Loved this Basic Grey Marjolaine line for this layout, it really let the photos shine.

Here is the sketch:

and here is my take on it:

I embosse the chartruese  cardstock with the houndstooth pattern Cutttlebug folder, gave it some great texture.

 The scalloped journaling spot came from swap on my favorite MB, Club CK. Wish I could remember who made it! The journaling block looked so stark, so I added the pen line border. An old Making Memories date stamp was perfect!

Thanks for popping in, I look forward to comments & suggestions! If you have questions about a layout or a technique,  just let me know :)


Andrea said...

Love this LO of yours! I was just admiring it at clubck! ACLS huh? I would be scared too if I were you! I know I will be when I have to take it. How long have you been a L&D nurse? I would love to be a postpartum nurse someday. I graduate in December -- can't wait!!

Steff said...

Interesting that you have to do ACLS. I had to do that when I was a cardiac nurse. Now that I'm a postpartum nurse, just BLS and NRP. I feel for you though...ACLS is not easy! It seems no matter how many times you do it, it's still stressful! Good luck to you! And congrats on having your layout featured on Sketchy Thursdays and Club CK---it's a good one!

Linda said...

Love this layout. I jsut finished a layout using Marjolaine and I couldn't agree with you more!

Candice said...

Love your LO! I really like the embossed houndstooth & the argyle pp - fantastic!