Respiratory Therapist on the Road
Today is my last day of floor work before I officially launch on a country spanning tour de work...That's right, l am going on my first work trip!
I will leave tomorrow and travel an hour and a half for an all-day cardiac rehab class. This might not seem like much to you globe spanning business travelers out there, but I get to take the company car and the hospital is footing all my bills for the trip. I went to a similar class last year with a co-worker, but that co-worker has since gotten married and moved to Arizona, so I will be flying solo for the first time.
And as if this hour and a half excursion weren't enough, two days after I return from the cardiac rehab class I will fly to Chicago with a crew from our hospital for the national CPSI ("charting program" as it is known to me) conference. All departments are represented and I was chosen as the ancillary services rep.
This will be a week-long get away full of classes and symposiums on all the latest CPSI information and meaningful use updates. My week will mostly be filled with classes but we are taking some time for fun. If any of you out there have WGN, look for me at the Cubs game Wednesday night! I have never been to Chicago and what better way to travel than on the company dime?
So what does this all mean? Well, other than I will be racking up some frequent flyer miles, to me it means that the organization I work for must think I have a future ahead of me within the organization for some time to come. I don't think they would invest all this money in me if I wasn't someone they wanted to have around for a while. I plan to take these trips seriously and do what I am being sent to do...learn! But it is still fun to hit the road, even if it is for educational/work purposes.