Please share something GOOD that happened at work! - page 14

Maybe as a tag-along to the thread that has people in a twist over whether or not nurses are being positive enough, or too negative, or whatever, we could try for something a little upbeat. What... Read More

  1. by   doingourbest
    The owner/DON of my facility called in two of my cnas who were doing a particularly good job c many resident and family compliments and not only told them so, but gave them each ten dollars. I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but it meant a lot to those cnas to be recognized for their hard work. They both really deserved it.
  2. by   Ms Kylee
    I got pulled for low census! YES!!!!!!!!!!! That means I can study for my test on Monday!
  3. by   haras regnurps
    Quote from 1NAmyllion
    I'm a nursing student but this happened last week and it was a very cool thing. I was observing in pre-op/OR and I was following a 15 year old girl that had never been in the hospital. She acted like she was ok at first and then would break down crying and her mom told her not to be a baby. Well, that just rubbed me the wrong way to begin with but anyways. She really didn't know why she was there or what to expect so I held her hand while she cried and I talked and was able to explain to her what was going on and how the whole process would go. It turned out she was most scared of the IV and if it would hurt every time they put something in it. I talked her through everything that was happening and she was able to calm down. It was so cool and I was thinking "man I love this." In a scary time for this girl I was with her and made her feel at least a little more comfortable.
    think you have found your calling------looks like you could be an OR nurse.
  4. by   haras regnurps
    Our hospitals performance evals went up enought that adm. gave everyone a little treat in their paycheck. well everyone but me. My manager found out that it was just an oversight and I got my "treat" too. then this week "THE TREAT" was:spin: again attached to my paycheck, didn't think that I should be treated twice to I gave it back to my manager......HONESTY is always the best policy no matter what.
  5. by   busy-bee
    One of my patients moved to a different unit related to he did not like the resident whom he shared his room with. He really did not want to move because he liked me so well. He always says "You're everything to everybody" I was so sad to see him go, but he came to see me today. Told me he really missed me. He really made me feel great.
  6. by   AliRae
    I just have to revive this thread and share a "warm fuzzy" from today.

    I'm quitting my job at the end of this year to spend next year working on a hospital ship in Sierra Leone. While everyone at my work thinks this is great, my HNs have been less than encouraging about me coming back. "Yeah, IF there's a job" is a comment I've gotten a few times.

    I went to my director today to give her a heads-up as to when I'll be putting in my notice, and she asked me if I was going to be coming back. I said I thought so and wondered aloud if there might be a job. She said "Oh, definitely. Just send me an e-mail about 4 weeks before you want to start back, and I'll put things in motion for you." (We're talking about January '09 at the earliest here, folks) I joked about how I'd call her from the ship and we could have a phone interview, and she said "Are you kidding me? I'll hire you back in a second. Why would you need an interview?!"

    That, my friends, was a bright spot in a very dark day (dark as in 3 unplanned, vented admissions on top of an open heart and a kidney, nowhere near enough nurses and an intubated baby on WAY too little sedation who spent the day trying to club out his own ET tube. Silly baby.)
  7. by   Zookeeper3
    mIne is a bit different. We had a house fire, were renting short term before buying (no renters insurance) lost next to everything. Someone from work extended her home to us for and 3 dogs for two weeks, another nurse gave me $500 to clean what was left of our belongings, both of them sat with me while my house burned. The other people at work pitched in and did mega loads of sopping wet smoke stank laundry, trying to salvage our clothes, others donated furniture. Today whole group gave me a card with a very generous collection from everyone from the chaplin, the EEG tech, the doctors.

    THAT is how I was thanked at work... they are beautiful people.
  8. by   haras regnurps
    Nurses are really good hearted folks. inspite of the women working with women thing. we are basically a very caring group of people. That is why we went into this profession isn't it, because we care. How awesome that your co-workers extended a hand when you were in need. The hospital I work at is collecting money for the flood victims from last week in NW Ohio. One of the guys I work with lost everything. After the flood and pumping water out of his flooded basement, it, the basement imploded. so the house is now a total loss. don't think that flood insurance or FEMA will cover that amount. It is great to know that you work with people that care enough to try and make things easier on your family at a time of loss like this.
    IT IS AWESOME:spin:
  9. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from Zookeeper3
    mIne is a bit different. We had a house fire, were renting short term before buying (no renters insurance) lost next to everything. Someone from work extended her home to us for and 3 dogs for two weeks, another nurse gave me $500 to clean what was left of our belongings, both of them sat with me while my house burned. The other people at work pitched in and did mega loads of sopping wet smoke stank laundry, trying to salvage our clothes, others donated furniture. Today whole group gave me a card with a very generous collection from everyone from the chaplin, the EEG tech, the doctors.

    THAT is how I was thanked at work... they are beautiful people.
    It's great to hear when people you work with care enough to pull together like that, really. We spend so much time with our co-workers they can BE a second family (complete with the ones you can't stand, lol, but altogether a family anyway).
  10. by   bakpakr
    Not really Nursing related but; I am almost done with my CNA course seven days to go. Start my clinicals next week and have been rather nervous. The course I am in is a 3 week course so we are getting allot of info real fast. I am doing well as we took our first test on Monday and I scored a 100% which made me feel good. But like I said I am a bit nervous about finally caring for the residents. Yesterday while on my way home I had to stop at the grocery store to pick up dinner fixins. While looking in one of the refrigerated cases I noticed a LOL and said Hi. Well that opened the flood gates. We chatted for about 20 minutes there in front of the hotdogs. She was telling me about her husband who had recently passed and how worried she was about money and how alone she is. My heart really went out to her. I could see and tell she was really upset as she started to cry a few times. She must have been in her 80's which is really irrelevant. All I really did was listen to her and be there for her to get some of the things that were bothering her out. I never did get her name. But when we parted ways I could see she was feeling a bit better. After all was said and done I was able to reflect on what had happened. And one big thing that I kept coming back to was I CAN DO THIS, I WANT TO DO THIS. It did help to allay some of my fears but I am still a bit nervous. It felt so great to have someone trust me enough (a complete stranger) to open up as she did and to touch someones life who was in need of someone to listen to them. I don't know what it was that I did to make her feel that she could trust me as she did but I hope I never lose that ability what ever it is. Might have been that I was in my whites but I don't know and don't care as long as they feel comfortable trusting me. On a funnier note, while talking with her I caught myself doing a skin assessment. I noticed a bruise on her forearm by the elbow and thought to myself what would I do if I was in the LTC and she was one of my residents. Tell the RN hehe. I must be learning something. Sorry so long but thought I would share as I am still in amazement and feel so great about the whole thing even though it is a sad situation for her.
    Last edit by bakpakr on Oct 11, '07
  11. by   haras regnurps
    you never know from day to day just how your actions will impact another.
    sometimes just a smile and a kind word is all that is nessecary.
    a white uniform to an elderly lady says that you are a person that cares............................................. ......
    how awesome is that to know that your profession is respected, trusted and valued.
    makes us all want to live up to it.
  12. by   haras regnurps
    today my scrub tech was awesome. I had 2 techs, me the RN circualtor, a CRNA and the surgeon in the room.
    there wasn't a speculum that was fitting our patient and instead of fueling the surgeon with negative comments the tech assisting totally defused the situation. I'm sure the tech scrubbing that did not have the correct speculum agrees with me.........................................
    I had left the room for the 2nd time and had come back, this would be the 3rd instrument that we tried, I said "3rd times a charm "and she said "yea and you must be goldilocks too " to the surgeon. he laughed and I said " and we are the 3 bears " the whole team ended up laughing and this time ----it fit. the case continued and we finished in a timely manner per usual. It is awesome when everyone is trying to do a good job and get along for the patients sake if nothing else............
  13. by   AliRae
    We had a crazy day. 5 admissions overnight, I was in charge and was supposed to go on transport and arrange to admit a kid who came in CPR in progress and deal with a disgruntled parent all at the same time (plus the rest of the crazies filling the rest of the beds). Somewhere in the midst of it, our attending (by all accounts NOT the most pleasant person) looked around, realized that the nursing staff was busting their collective rears (taking names and saving lives!), and ordered pizza for all of us so we'd get properly fed.

    It seems like such a small thing, but it totally made the difference in a really difficult day.

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