Ten minutes prior to the official opening, my friend and RT school classmate, Brian was walking through checking equipment one more time to make sure we were ready when he got yelled at from Amber Pod: "We're intubating! Grab a vent!"
Brian thought they were pulling his leg for a few seconds and then realized, nope, it was the real deal.
First patient in the new ER was not a snotty nose or an ankle sprain. It was critical care with a tube and Brian was the first RT to work it. Woohooo Big B! Class of '06 scores again! And as with all of our greatest accomplishments he did so not with aplomb or arrogance but with a "WTF?!" look on his face. Way to go, Brian!