i understand you can't really know what it's like until you do it, but... shit... i need a cadaver to practice on or something.
the best thing about this job, though, is that, with all the medical terminolgy i have to learn, i have a deeper understanding of and greater appreciation for ER and scrubs. next time they say someone is "hypotensive" and is "bradying down," i'll be like, "BAM! what's up now, er?! i got you!"