Last Monday night I stayed over to help with a major burn admit. I thought I had seen the worst, but this one was really bad. I went home and laid awake for a long time before I finally fell asleep. This entire week I have been exhausted, and I think it is from the emotional aspect of it all. I sleep until it is time to go to work again, and I am not quite myself at work.
As nurses, especially burn nurses, we have to see some traumatic things. How do you deal with those feelings or emotions brought about by the burn patient that really "gets to you"?