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 wanted. Felt like an idiot. Get the order to send her out. Another LOL has a really bloodshot eye and the doc asks me for her last INR. I had completely zoned and didn't even put together that she's on Coumadin AND antibiotics at the same time so bleeding was affected. Felt like a bigger freaking idiot. Call the squad to transport the first LOL and completely forgot to print out any paperwork. Of course, the boss is standing at the printer and getting everything that I should have done.
Of course, the passive-aggressive LPNs are ignoring all of this because I am *supposed* to know.
Then my highlighter uncaps in my pocket and completely ruins a white skirt.
Meanwhile, yesterday a LOL is pinching and scratching everyone. I clip her nails and nipped her pinky. It wasn't bleeding. This morning an LPN notices a tiny scab and asks me if I clipped her nails. I said yes and I must have nipped her while she was trying to pinch me while I clipped. Before I can even get the paperwork started on the incident she's told the DON who is at my desk telling me to do one.
Then there's a class at 2:30 and the nurses conveniently don't bother reminding me. They leave while I'm on the phone with a family member and I feel like a flaming arsehole.
I'm a lousy nurse.
Jun 17, '10
It sucks that you had a bad day and that people are insensitive.
Think of it as a learning experience and don't dismiss your work as not being good enough!
I also have to ask what does LOL stand for in a nursing context???
I've been racking my brain trying to think what it could mean. Living... Oriented.... Labile
Labor.. Of... Love
Late... Onset... Lackey HELP PLEASE!
Last edit by pielęgniarka on Jun 17, '10