I need a little perspective here. I work 12's at an LTAC that routinely gives you 6-7 patients who are all vented, total dependent, on titrated drips...very sick in other words. I am almost 8 months pregnant and am having a hard time being on my feet, boosting etc. for that amount of time. I called my DON today and asked if I could be telemetry monitor for my shift tomorrow night, as I am having an asthma flare up and do not feel safe working the floor. (My pulse is up to 140 just walking around the house.) I was told no, that telemetry is randomly assigned and they cannot promise me anything. I haven't worked a telemetry shift my entire pregnancy, but they have put young nurses, able bodied nurses, male nurses there routinely. I have never requested the position before, but I feel that it should be obvious to them that if I cannot work safely for my fetus, then tele is a viable option where I can still contribute. I stated this to my DON who again refused. I then stated that I would not be coming to work at all. She REFUSED to take me off the schedule and told me to call tomorrow. I know that the same will be said tomorrow and they will then write me up for not giving 24 hours notice. I'm ****** and need some input. Thanks!!!