Dreading going into work tomorrow....

  1. I do not want to go to work tomorrow!!! I was up on the floor today to speak to my manager about my schedule and the whole unit was freakin' nuts. We have at LEAST three screamers right now, and about 6 families that expect private duty nursing for their family member!! Plus one patient who needs to be a DNR, but the family absolutely refuses to change the status. Throw in a couple of docs who think you are their private rounding nurse, and you have the makings of a great day!! :stone: You know it is not a good day when your manager finds a table to do her work on and sets out in the hall so she can watch two patients to make sure they don't fall out of bed! (Heaven forbid if the family would watch them, or even worse restrain them either chemically or physically!!)... I better be heading off to bed now I think I will need all the help I can get.
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   spineCNOR
    Yes, sounds like you need all the help you can get tomorrow--Vaya Con Dios!!
  4. by   sjoe
    Sounds like a good time to get the "three-day flu."
  5. by   live4today
    Dee....sounds like you need to say your favorite quote to a lot of staff, patients, and family members tomorrow IF you decide to go to work tomorrow. (((((((hugs))))))))) I'll be praying for you dahlin! :kiss

    Nighty night all!
  6. by   prn nurse
    "THIS TOO, SHALL PASS ."

    Try to focus on 1. the patients, 2. the families, 3. the docs, 4. the boss.

    The dynamics of consenting to make ones' family member a DNR are as numerous as the corn cobs in Indiana.

    Don't forget to try and see it "their way."

    Someday, heaven forbid!, you might be in their shoes.

    A good nights' sleep, it will look different in the morning.

    And, a suggestion, try not to let the emotions and personalities of the unit affect your daily goals and aspirations................achievements.
  7. by   kittyw
    Don't you just hate that feeling?? Drink some soothing tea & try to forget about it for a few hours so you can get a good night's sleep! Good luck tomorrow.
  8. by   JailRN
    I feel a migraine coming on
  9. by   kiwideb
    i would even put number 1. as yourself and take upon kittyw's suggestion!
  10. by   jnette
    Pretend you're not really there.
    Better yet, pretend you're playing out a role/script in a movie or TV series and at the end of the day you will still be YOU again ! That it was all just a script...do your D***dest and then wish you could put it all on nat'l TV for all to see what it's REALLY like !
    The best to ya!
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ((((((((((((((Deespoohbear))))))))))))))))))) Just offering my online support. I feel for you!
  12. by   Aussienurse2
    I just sneezed on the screen, get up real close and suck in all those flu germs
  13. by   Dr. Kate
    Concur with all. But have to say, where'd you get a manager willing to sit and watch patients? You've got a pearl of great price there.
  14. by   shabookitty
    (((deespoohbear)))
    I can relate. I am in LTC for a few hours a day and this is what I look forward to

    old man cursing me out and swinging cane for not doing what i am "suppose" to do...which is pick up and deliver trays. ??? I do sticks... go figure.

    at least 50 "lawd jesuses" when they see me

    wheelchair wall crawlers trying to pull quiet, sneaky getaways

    5 "I hate you's" and 20 "get the h#*@ out"

    and at the one that always breaks my heart when I go to leave says "I'll pay ya if ya take me"

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