I arrive on station to work with my crewmate, she's back after a day or two of sickness so I'm happy to see her.
Unfortunately there is someone else on station, a member of staff who has been tasked to cover her sickness.
So we have a spare member of staff. He rings the resource centre (the offices that organise
They ask to have a chat with me.
I'm trained on the FRU, so they ask me nicely to leave my crewmate to work with the other member of staff. They want me to work on the FRU as it is currently
So now I find myself working on my own as a solo responder rather than working with my crewmate. This makes me sad, as one of the reason why I like my work is because I get on really well with my crewmate and we have a good laugh together.
As it is, I'm now stuck for twelve hours on my own.
As a vague aside about the new FRU motors – they are all Zafira models (presumably so that we can start transporting patients in them – a post for another day methinks).
The problem with the Zafiras is that they drive like a hippopotamus. Actually they drive like a hippo that you are trying to stear by poking sharp sticks in it's ears. The 'A frame' sits right in the line of vision that I need in order to see the people who leap out at me when I'm on blue lights. Finally the seat is incredibly uncomfortable, it feels like someone is punching me in the kidneys. This is not good considering that we are supposed to be on the road for the full twelve hours of our shift.
Ok, a question. Lets imagine I go to a patient who is either pretending to be unconscious, or is just refusing to speak to me. How do you write that in medical terminology? Without being rude, or using terms that could be seen as politically incorrect. I tend to write 'Patient apparently feigning unconsciousness', but it still doesn't seem right.