Quote from muffie
that kind of shift and i might have to walk out the front door !
I was thinking window.
leslasic - I had to get that lady back to bed or she was going to fall, otherwise, that could have waited. And yes, I have thought that I should have told her I'd bring a pillow in a minute, but it was RIGHT THERE! Laying on the empty bed, just steps away! I could see it...had I known the floor was wet, I would have walked a little slower, though. And yes, I had a tech (not just for me, she had 10 pts) but she was doing something somewhere else. There was just nobody else around to help me!
As far as them sitting around making fun of me, that was at the end of the shift, the first time I really got to sit down (aside from my 20 minute lunch break). I have to admit, some of the stuff does sound kind of funny, but that was NOT the right time. I started to feel the same way tonight - My ANM was on my case about something stupid tonight...I had a family member of a pt who needed an excuse for work, and I wasn't sure what we are supposed to write for that, and there was nobody else around who knew, so I called an SW to ask. She said she would come up and take care of it. I guess she complained to the ANM for being called for something I could have done. And so the ANM comes up to me in front of everybody and says, "you could have done that yourself" and tells me how she "expects better from me". I tried to explain that I didn't ask the SW to come, she offered, but my ANM wouldn't listen. And later I told her how I felt about that, so at least I think I got *that* part of it straightened out (though her first response was, "fine, then I just won't tell you anything anymore"). But I guess I should have said something to the SW too along the lines of "sorry, I didn't mean you had to come up), but I digress.
After that, my night tonight was much better, though it didn't start out that way! Thanks for all the support - I know it happens to all of us, but I just couldn't believe all of that in one night!!!!!
And oh yes, believe me, the incident report is signed, dated, and turned in! I did it before I left last night. Luckily my ANM saw me go down (doesn't help that she was halfway down the hall at the time and screamed my name and came running - I was like STOP!! The floor's wet, I don't want you to end up on your butt too! Anyway, I'm not going to the ER for a "boo boo", but if my knee falls off next week, they're fixing it!