Describe your last day at work in 50 words or less !? | allnurses

Describe your last day at work in 50 words or less !?

  1. 1 Patient had chest pain at beginning shift, 2 hours behind all day, got a heart cath, tech lazy,dinemapp problems, I was sweaty, transfused blood, families OMG!, too many accuchecks, now they're locking the refrigerator where insulin is, where's key? IV's infiltrated, pager not working, 6 patients, I love my job!
  2. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page

    About DutchgirlRN

    DutchgirlRN has '33' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'OB, M/S, HH, Medical Imaging RN'. From 'Between a Rock & a Hard Place...'; 59 Years Old; Joined Aug '04; Posts: 6,698; Likes: 1,431.

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  3. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Floated to another unit at 7am, called by to my unit at 10am, 5 admits on the way, only one came at 2:30, so did nothing much until then other than help out. Full assignment from 3 to 7p, got behind and left an hour late.
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  4. Visit  unknown99 profile page
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    ESRD patient with Hgb of 7.8;gave 2 units PRBC's.
    Old lady with bladder the size of a pea.
    Iddm lady, accucheck 43; getting IV Glucagon.
    Patient has a Physician son who is spending the night with her in her room.
    Retired physician with broken hip and ALOT of confusion.
    Little old very ill lady who slept all night.
    Very confused lady receiving TPN, Lipids, and blood keeps pulling out Huber needle.
    That was my 7 patients last night.
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  5. Visit  Jessy_RN profile page
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    I love it when I can't understand the initials

    I can't wait to start nursing school
  6. Visit  General E. Speaking, RN profile page
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    Lap chole pt to be d/c but Hgb was 7.7. N.M. scan showed a huge hematoma. T&C for 2 U PRBC's. Back to OR STAT.

    TURP pt with CBI- many clots/irrigated. bloody f/c bag filling fast! IV leaking

    Abd. pain pt crying for meds. IV infilltrated, veins suck. CT neg. (-)tox. screen yest BUT (+) for pot today. has been leaving the floor to smoke . Smoking a joint, I guess.

    Diverticulitis pt- no problem

    cellulitis pt- IV infilltrated

    my five in a nutshell!
    Last edit by General E. Speaking, RN on Aug 28, '05
  7. Visit  rnang123 profile page
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    Quote from JessicaGmz
    I love it when I can't understand the initials

    I can't wait to start nursing school

    LOL I know...there are zillions of them !
  8. Visit  EDValerieRN profile page
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    Cussed by an OD lady... charcoal all over scrubs.... Head bleed, intubation, mannitol accident. Now scrubs are black/white when started out blue. Nobody can speak English! stroke one TPA given.
    Lunch time! Chest pain, then guy whos rectum itched and used a steak knife to scratch it. Hello colostomy!

    That should be exactly 50 words. It was a great time!
    Conveniently, yesterday was probably the busiest day I've ever had. When I came home, I looked like I had been through a war.
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  9. Visit  General E. Speaking, RN profile page
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    Quote from JessicaGmz
    I love it when I can't understand the initials

    I can't wait to start nursing school
    50 words are less- abbreviations are needed!
  10. Visit  DutchgirlRN profile page
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    Quote from EDValerieRN
    then guy whos rectum itched and used a steak knife to scratch it. Hello colostomy
    OMG !! I cannot imagine putting a steak knife to my rectum. T-U-C-K-S spells relief for me !

    It is hard to fit 12 hours into 50 words or less, it takes talent and lots of a.b.r.i.e.v.i.a.t.i.o.n.s !
    Last edit by DutchgirlRN on Aug 29, '05
  11. Visit  NurseCard profile page
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    Woman screaming all night "Oh, Jesus, help me"! Email from boss, big complaint about me from patient still on floor. Lady with zillion IV antibiotics and throwing up everywhere; antibiotics making her sick. Abd. pain admit. 8 busy patients by end of night. Acuity level on floor, through the roof.
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  12. Visit  Inspired_2b profile page
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    300+ lbs bedridden pt w/ leg cellulitis needs the bedpan. Can't have BM in bedpan so wants the commode - it takes 3 or more nrs to put her on, it's N shift and only 4 Rns on, 2 on break, only 2 covering 26pts. 1 is busy! Dr had ordered pt on commode Q bms NOT bedpan . Oh wee...

    Over 50 words and only covered 1pt.
  13. Visit  General E. Speaking, RN profile page
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    Quote from NuNurse04
    300+ lbs bedridden pt w/ leg cellulitis needs the bedpan. Can't have BM in bedpan so wants the commode - it takes 3 or more nrs to put her on, it's N shift and only 4 Rns on, 2 on break, only 2 covering 26pts. 1 is busy! Dr had ordered pt on commode Q bms NOT bedpan . Oh wee...

    Over 50 words and only covered 1pt.
    sooooo easy to WRITE that order, isn't it? Doing it is another story....
  14. Visit  BGgirl profile page
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    Had a surgical patient who was supposed to be dc'd the next day go into a-fib multiple times. Luckily he had an AICD but was in a lot of pain and was very anxious d/t getting shocked multiple times. Had to sent the patient to CVICU after fixing his arrhythmia.
    DeLanaHarvickWannabe likes this.


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