I started work as a cath lab nurse recently at the local community hospital. Prior to this I have only worked for one hospital system, and it has been more difficult than I had expected to learn a new system. I was rather spoiled as a nurse at my previous hospital, but am now realizing that its way of doing things is not the norm. So, it has been difficult to let go and stop constantly comparing the two systems.
The cath lab itself has been a lot of information to take in as it is completely different than bedside nursing! I felt very much like a fish out of water, but these were the highlights from my first week of work:
Parking is free!
Since I am in a procedural area, I get fresh, clean scrubs provided daily.
My colleagues have all been very welcoming and helpful.
Got some free food.
It is certainly going to be a steep learning curve, which is expected, but I am excited to learn more about the heart in a different capacity!
But let’s talk about these drinks, which are fancy, fruity, spiked, ice cream floats. What can be better, right? These colorful drinks are perfect for a summer afternoon by the pool or even as a dessert on a warm night. The drink is made up of strawberry ice cream, club soda, orange juice, and rum. The strawberry and orange flavors burst of summer, and the club soda adds the perfect amount of fizz. If you wish to have a non-adult ice cream soda, you can of course leave out the rum! These drinks are incredibly easy to make. Due to the acidity from the orange juice, the drink will begin to separate with time, so just stir occasionally to prevent said separation. If the drink does separate, you can easily re-stir the ingredients to combine again!
Spiked Strawberry Ice Cream Soda
Prep time:Serves: 1
- 2 scoops strawberry ice cream
- 6 ounces club soda
- 1 ounce orange juice
- 1 ounce white rum
- Combine the ingredients in a cup.
- The ingredients will slowly separate, so stir occasionally to recombine.