Does anyone know any stress relief tips? I am currently an LPN and I can honestly say today was one of the most stressful days. I took care of many patients and 3 of them got real sick on my shift so I had to keep calling the doctors and it gave me so little time to document and pass all the medications on time.
It was a mess today. I feel like I forgot to do so many things. Does nursing get better or will it always be stressful?
Sometimes I wish I got paid much less for a less stressful job. I have learned that more money is not always the key to happiness. I guess I just wanted to vent out. Today was so stressful and I feel like the complete 12 hour shifts I was running up and down from patient to patient, passing meds, documenting, calling doctors, taking report, checking the mars, etc... The only break I got is about 20 min max for lunch and 1 restroom break (yeah when I go to the restroom I do it just to take a break off the floor).
I just hope all of this gets better