blech!!! - page 2

please finish sentence: for once i would like to have a day at work when i didn't have to................. :rolleyes:... Read More

  1. by   semstr
    ......leave with the feeling, I did the best I could, but............., with more staff and more time, it would have been..........
  2. by   nimbex
    ... leave the bedside of a lonely patient... drop teaching papers on the bedside table instead of discussing them to count the pyxis, check the defib, the fridge temps, QA the accuchecks (let me stop rambling now...)

    No one in management has a check list to ensure you had time to teach your patient or give them support and a shoulder to cry on... but those papers better have your signiture.

    ps. came from management, I know the "priorities".

    my worst feeling is to


    ....code a patient who made their intentions clear in a living will but family overrides it
  3. by   live4today
    originally posted by adrienurse
    please finish sentence: for once i would like to have a day at work when i didn't have to.................
    go potty at all! :kiss
  4. by   JailRN
    Cheerfuldoer, how can you have anything in your bladder? I don't have time to DRINK!!!


    .......go to a "man down" call only to find yet another clown flopping around like a fish, shake him and have his eyes fly wide open and say in a clear voice,"Oh, I must have had a seizure. Can I go home?"

    What a waste of manpower.
  5. by   l.rae
    originally posted by jailrn
    cheerfuldoer, how can you have anything in your bladder? i don't have time to drink!!!


    .......go to a "man down" call only to find yet another clown flopping around like a fish, shake him and have his eyes fly wide open and say in a clear voice,"oh, i must have had a seizure. can i go home?"

    what a waste of manpower.
    gee...this happens in the er too!

    for once....not have to squelch the urge to ask pts, ''who stands beside you all day and tells you when to breath in and out?''......................lr
  6. by   kids
    ...hold the staffing coordinators hand over every shift she wants to schedule...or....argue with the uncertified billing person over the ICD 9 code I used (yes, I am a certified biller)...

    Just 1 day I would like to actully do the job I was hired to do and not be yanked all over the place by people asking me how to do their job.
  7. by   Teshiee
    to see another trifling drug addict mom coming in the NICU treating the nurses like we injected the baby with heroine!
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    OHMYGOD, Teshiee...were you on our unit last night??? We had a crying mom who did crack AND heroine throughout her entire pregnancy (all whopping 28 weeks of it!) who was wheeled into the unit last night by her PP nurse, who calmly asked me to explain to the patient (asked this IN FRONT OF HER) that nothing she did harmed the baby and that these things happen. Umm, noooo, I don't think so...Is there a med student in the house?? Anyway.

    Here's mine: (One of so many, but it's the one that really gets me..)

    Having to walk past a baby whose parents have been MIA since birth and who is desperately whining for some love and cuddling and looking at me with huge, heartbroken eyes filled with tears and knowing that I have not even five minutes to sit down and snuggle him because I am so busy and we are so short staffed. Ouch. Sometimes they just dig right into your heart.
  9. by   adrienurse
    Ooo! Kristi, that breaks my heart!
  10. by   adrienurse
    Here's another one for me:

    I would for once actually like to see someone reading the kardex and careplans, that I spend so much time (that I don't have) keeping current and updated. That would bring a smile to my face!
  11. by   Audreyfay
    Aus nurse....I did the same thing. The unit was terribly understaffed, with no support by nursing administration. I would call it unsafe care. I wanted to quit, but had to find another job first. The best thing happened...my honey came along and proposed (via e-mail, of course). I quit my job the next day and moved to SanFrancisco.
    My answer.......go home on time.
  12. by   aus nurse
    Originally posted by Audreyfay
    Aus nurse....I did the same thing. The unit was terribly understaffed, with no support by nursing administration. I would call it unsafe care. I wanted to quit, but had to find another job first. The best thing happened...my honey came along and proposed (via e-mail, of course). I quit my job the next day and moved to SanFrancisco.
    My answer.......go home on time.

    Audreyfay......how kewl to hear a story like mine. So tell me how it is going now..how long ago was this? Have you found a better job? Nosy aren't I?? hehehe
    I have 3 more shifts to go at my present job....how lovely it would be to go home on time...can't remember when the last time was
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    For once I would like to have a day at work when I didn't have to.................

    Yet again tell the house supervisor that no, I don't want to work a double shift thankyouverymuch!

close