So last night I shadowed in the emergency dept on the overnight shift. I come from a med-surg floor and tried to tell myself I could keep up.
I helped where I could and stayed out of the way when I couldn't. The acute rooms were full and the non-acute rooms were even more full! I don't know their computer system, I was called names (good and bad), and even "helped out" on a code though I mostly just observed since I didn't know the unit enough to find anything in a useful amount of time.
I went home feeling like I was the dumbest, most useless nurse alive...
...where do I sign up?