Mario is still in a state of grace after completing my second day "solo shifts." For all my outlandish illusions about nursing before I began working, he's doing it in real life (second person).
working 12 hour shifts is tricky because managing your off time is the key :-( No more time for as much allnursing.com and all my funky friends. I still sign in everyday, but have dimished output because all my cognition is input now. Working in a hospital is a dream.
I used to long for the chance to work with electronic equipment, and nursing includes state of art stuff.
The nurses I have worked with on my cardiology recorvery unit are all cool people. All women. I saw one male agency nurse walking around.
What bombed my pea brain was last week when a echo/doppler/ultrasound/cardio computer was wheeled in and used in my unit. The images and views and sounds this machine made floored me. I listened as they took a second of heart recording and broke the information all down. They let me ask questions about the machine (breifly) and I got to watch them work on 2 people that day. The heart sounds and that machine really made an impression on Mario.
I miss making statements here, but, I hafta take in so much, then go to sleep and dream. The shot clock is on, and I hafta wake up in <8 hours. Adjusting my internal clock to working 12 hour shifts has destroyed my life of leisure :-(
I love and miss allnurses.com super-friends !
(Mario is behind the wall of sleep)