I feel so incompetent - page 4

I had a lousy day. Get in and a 93 yo lol who had stomach pain the day before - I had repositioned her and it alleviated it - was puking and sick. Call the doc and am missing a vital sign he... Read More

  1. by   nyteshade
    Stuff happens (Forest Gump mentions it in a more thought provoking way Anyways, like everyone else has mentioned, lousy nurses wouldn't care.

    Just have a little cheat sheet handy. I carry a small notepad and write my to dos as they come up in the shift. Hasn't failed me yet.
  2. by   dblpn
    I feel incompetent every single day i'm at work. i just can't get it together. yesterday morning a patients blood suger was 63. the day shift nurse was steeming mad about it. of course i heard her mumble some things when she seen that i was still there. i mean DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG, HERE? when i last saw this patient she was fine no signs of hypoglycemia. it seems everytime i'm doing something wrong.
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from 2BeeNursey10
    I feel incompetent every single day i'm at work. i just can't get it together. yesterday morning a patients blood suger was 63. the day shift nurse was steeming mad about it. of course i heard her mumble some things when she seen that i was still there. i mean DID I DO SOMETHING WRONG, HERE? when i last saw this patient she was fine no signs of hypoglycemia. it seems everytime i'm doing something wrong.
    Yeah, you hijacked her pancreas.

  4. by   dblpn
    Quote from AlmostABubbieRN
    Yeah, you hijacked her pancreas.

    Are you serious? how did i do this and she was fine when i did her dressing change at 5 am? she was talking and laughed about her behind being exposed, lol.
  5. by   CapeCodMermaid
    Quote from 2BeeNursey10
    Are you serious? how did i do this and she was fine when i did her dressing change at 5 am? she was talking and laughed about her behind being exposed, lol.
    Apparently some people can't take a joke.
  6. by   dblpn
    Quote from CapeCodMermaid
    Apparently some people can't take a joke.
    why not say it was a joke? i kinda thought maybe you were just kidding that's why i did the lol at the end.
  7. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from 2BeeNursey10
    why not say it was a joke? i kinda thought maybe you were just kidding that's why i did the lol at the end.
    I was kidding, nursey. It wasn't your fault, nor was it even serious. That's a 1/2 cup of orange juice crisis.

  8. by   strawberryluv
    I feel incompetent too. The other night at work I had a resident who was agitated, turning her remote to tv and raising volume, yelling she wanted to go home. I took her vital signs and it was okay except her pulse ox was 75% on room air. Also noticed she was on tobradex for her right eye which she had surgery on earlier on the week. I didn't think anything of it and just put her on 2l of O2 and her pulse ox went to 88-91%. I just left her like that. Then when the day nurse came and put her on nonrebreather and called 911. I'm beating myself up because I didn't do that. I don't know why I didn't think to send her out. She wasn't unconscious or anything in the morning but just irritated on 2L of O2.

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