Thursday, September 11, 2008

An Average Day

After days of excellent weather (Condition 3), it began to snow lightly this afternoon. I saw patients today and got to do my first x-rays. Our x-ray technologist doesn't arrive until Main Body (in October) so I had to turn on, warm up, and calibrate the equipment. Then I did the x-rays, processed them in the digital x-ray machine, read the images, submitted them to our consultants in Denver for review and reset the image cartridges for the next use. This was all new stuff to me.

Tomorrow we have a conference call with our medical director. Still plenty cold here. No complaining about the food, though. It is excellent and much better than anticipated.

For Mrs. Shuwarger's fifth grade class: What species of seals can be found in Antarctica? How many can you name? How are they different? Hint: there are at least 4 different varieties. There may be a book in Mrs. Shuwarger's room to help.


Anonymous said...

What are the other weather designations? If it is snowing does this change the designation? Hope you are staying warm. SKR

Terry said...

How long did it take to set up the xray equipment? What is the turnaround time for Denver to read the xrays and get the results back to you? Sounds like you are doing well.