I work in home care.....about 2 years now. 1st stupid thing. Giving your cell number to a patient. I only use my phone for work, but we always give the team secretary number, and she pages us. But I was having trouble getting a hold of this girl, and for various reasons, I gave her my cell number instead. I don't know what possessed me. It's bad enough that when I call patient's from my home, if they have call ID, they have my number (I now block our ID). Anyway, she never did call my number, I got ahold of her myself, and when I was there told her to always call the other number since I don't answer my phone when I'm in a patient's home, but if she pages me I'll know and can call her back sooner. Well, I am not working this weekend (usually don't, unless on call), and for whatever reason had forgotten to turn off my phone yesterday evening but didn't reasize it until today I heard it ringing. Like a fool, I pick it up, and the ID is blocked. I think "I shouldn't answer this, anyone I know would just call my home number". So, stupid thing number 2, I picked up the phone and answered it. There this girl is "Hi this is so-and-so, one of your pateints I need such and such and bla bla bla....". I said I do not work weekends, can you please call the main office, they will connect you to the weekend nursing staff.
I just can't believe I did such a boneheaded thing!!!! Duh!
3rd stupid thing.....no matter how overworked you are during the week, never, ever leave your paperwork for later. You *know* you won't want to do it over the weekend! You'll procrastinate all day!!!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!