You wouldn't believe what happened to me the other night...from 7p to 11p, I split the floor with another RN...two of us for 26 patients (4 CNAs). Then some personnel in at 11pm so I thought things would improve...WRONG. I got an admission at 2am...an 84-year-old man, a GI bleed. When they called report up from ER, they said it was a lower GI bleed and didn't indicate that it was very serious...oh, Lord. We get him up on the floor, and as soon as he is settled in, the fun begins...he starts expelling blood..maroon blood, with clots...about 300ccs worth every time. We'd clean him and the bed up and no more than get him clean; then he would say, "I've got to go again." splurt...more BLOOD. By 4:30 or 5:00 his BP had dropped to 58/45....anyway, the doc came in and put a central line in...we started blood...then we finally took him off to ICU, which is where he should have been taken in the first place!!! WHY OH WHY was this man sent up to us.......for an extra added bonus, I was running around the nurse's station when we were getting ready to put the central line in and ---splurt---I hear what sounds like someone peeing on the floor - I look into a patient's room (an Alzheimers' patient) she is spewing liquid stool ALL OVER THE FLOOR...of course, she was my patient...then the house supervisor came down to "help" and started riding my ass about I did this wrong or I did that wrong WHILE WE WERE GETTING READY TO PUT THE CVP IN....I just told him to call the police. !