I've finally had a couple of good nights at work. And let me tell you the other night wasn't easy. We had 3 teams and we had 7 admissions in the first 2 hours. Busy med-surg/oncology floor. I just took one thing at a time and checked things off my list. I actually got done with my chart checks on time and was ready to clock out and had everything done. Well almost, I started thinking today that I might have forgotten to give a 6am med, but I'm not sure. It was 2 days ago already so not much I can do about it now. I think I gave it, I'm pretty sure that I did. I had it checked off on my things to do list, but I just can't remember going in the pts room to push it. I guess I'll find out tomorrow when I go back to work. I'll check the MAR to see if I gave it. Hopefully if I didn't the next shift caught. It's was a q 6 hour med. I do ask the day shift before I leave if there are any problems to call me. Oh well.
But not getting off topic, it felt really good to get done with everything and handle everything. I'm only a couple of weeks off orientation and still feel out of control most of the time. I did get some flack from the two other RNs because they let me know that I did have the easiest group of pts, and so on. But I did have 3 admissions, 2 units of blood, and lots of meds. I just found while they were sitting around getting upset about all the admissions and being short staffed, I sat in my corner and worked and I think that by staying out of the politics of it all and taking things one thing at a time helped.
I Guess I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who have been so supportive. I know that I'm still going to have a whole bunch of bumps, but it felt fantastic to finally leave work knowing that I did better. I guess there is hope. Thanks for listening. ~B
Nov 19, '06
Good for you!
I'm glad things are going well for you. I start my third week of orientation this week, and I'm still a little overwhelmed but I'm sorta getting the routine now. All the best to you!
Nov 20, '06
Happy to know things are working out for you, best of God's richest blessings