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  • Feb 11

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 8

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 6

    I work geri-psych.

    Listen to report.
    Pull my meds.
    Check my labs, orders and vitals (MHA's do VS)
    Try to skim the chart as I f/u on wonky labs and VS.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Do my med pass and assess my patients as I go.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Try to verbally redirect, then distract my agitated geros.
    Play whack-a-mole as all my high fall risk geros try to get up and "walk" at the same time.
    Redirect my geros who are banging on the exit doors, because they "have to go home and feed the baby".
    Break down and prepare the Haldol, as quickly as possible, because staff are trying not to get kicked in the face or nads.
    Get interrupted constantly because my noncompliant diabetic is in my face, demanding chips now, and doesn't care I'm bookin' it with a syringe in my hand, while staff is trying to hold down an 88 year-old man who thinks he's Bruce Lee.
    Check my orders and find the psychiatrist wants my patient to have ECT tomorrow... no labs, EKG or x-rays done. Crap.
    Try to get all of it done in half a shift while constantly being interrupted.
    Take my patient to the toilet because all of the MHA's have disappeared somewhere.
    Stop everything because a patient has chest pain and crummy VS.
    Deal with a medical emergency.
    Get an admit.
    Deal with constipation... though not my own.
    Try to be therapeutic in my interactions with my walkie-talkies, while my butt-hole is in a pucker because I'm one noodle away from drowning.
    Med pass again and visiting time.
    Deal with the visitor that is absolutely crazy. She is demanding Mom be put on this antibiotic that she read about on WebMD, instead of the one Mom is on. I come close to asking her is she has a lab at home and has run the culture on the urine herself, but I contain myself.
    Try, again, to get dementia patients to take their meds. I promise them it's not poison.
    Find poop on my WOW.
    Play with the phone as I finish up coordinating the ECT, check on my chest pain patient in ER and watch my Haldol patient wind back up again.
    Get interrupted for a warm blanket by a patient who has decided to walk past the MHA in the hallway and ask the nurse allllllllll the way over here at the nurse's station with a phone in her ear.
    It's bedtime, but the patients do not sleep. They are milling around in the dark. It looks like Night of the Living Dead.
    Make an old lady put her clothes back on.
    Give report and run like hell.

  • Feb 6

    I work on a locked unit so I catch myself reaching for keys as I open doors in my own house!

    I have done the check/credit card "RN" thing (I bet we all have! I mean you only sign your name that way a billion times in just one shift! How could it not become automatic?)

    And the kids know... they are prepared... that when they ask me, "Mom, what is diabetes?" or (thanks to TV commercials) "Mom, what's a catheter. What are they talking about?"... they know to grab a pillow and get comfy because it's Teachin' Time. I can't help it, though! I'm crazy like that!

    One last thing, I do hospital corners on my own bed.

  • Feb 5

    I work geri-psych.

    Listen to report.
    Pull my meds.
    Check my labs, orders and vitals (MHA's do VS)
    Try to skim the chart as I f/u on wonky labs and VS.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Do my med pass and assess my patients as I go.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Try to verbally redirect, then distract my agitated geros.
    Play whack-a-mole as all my high fall risk geros try to get up and "walk" at the same time.
    Redirect my geros who are banging on the exit doors, because they "have to go home and feed the baby".
    Break down and prepare the Haldol, as quickly as possible, because staff are trying not to get kicked in the face or nads.
    Get interrupted constantly because my noncompliant diabetic is in my face, demanding chips now, and doesn't care I'm bookin' it with a syringe in my hand, while staff is trying to hold down an 88 year-old man who thinks he's Bruce Lee.
    Check my orders and find the psychiatrist wants my patient to have ECT tomorrow... no labs, EKG or x-rays done. Crap.
    Try to get all of it done in half a shift while constantly being interrupted.
    Take my patient to the toilet because all of the MHA's have disappeared somewhere.
    Stop everything because a patient has chest pain and crummy VS.
    Deal with a medical emergency.
    Get an admit.
    Deal with constipation... though not my own.
    Try to be therapeutic in my interactions with my walkie-talkies, while my butt-hole is in a pucker because I'm one noodle away from drowning.
    Med pass again and visiting time.
    Deal with the visitor that is absolutely crazy. She is demanding Mom be put on this antibiotic that she read about on WebMD, instead of the one Mom is on. I come close to asking her is she has a lab at home and has run the culture on the urine herself, but I contain myself.
    Try, again, to get dementia patients to take their meds. I promise them it's not poison.
    Find poop on my WOW.
    Play with the phone as I finish up coordinating the ECT, check on my chest pain patient in ER and watch my Haldol patient wind back up again.
    Get interrupted for a warm blanket by a patient who has decided to walk past the MHA in the hallway and ask the nurse allllllllll the way over here at the nurse's station with a phone in her ear.
    It's bedtime, but the patients do not sleep. They are milling around in the dark. It looks like Night of the Living Dead.
    Make an old lady put her clothes back on.
    Give report and run like hell.

  • Feb 3

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 3

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 3

    Quote from dream'n
    I so want one of those individualized guided imagery tapes. Where did you get it, if you don't mind sharing.
    You can find a ton of them on YouTube!

  • Feb 2

    I deal with these types of folks from time to time (gero psych). They are extremely exhausting, and the only thing gets me through a shift is knowing that this patient cannot stay inpatient forever. My time dealing with them is limited... except when nobody wants to accept the patient (shocker!!!) to their living facility... ugh! I always felt sorry for the staff that had to deal with them long term. I remember having some lu-lus in LTC, but your resident (former resident!!!) wins the prize.

    Do not feel guilty for feeling less than compassionate. This type of person feeds off of sucking others dry. They want to see you miserable because they are miserable... but we already know this. I just want you to stop feeling guilty! Let yourself enjoy that fact that she is gone! Yes, she's somebody else's problem now, but with her noncompliance, she may do everyone a favor and bow out early... which is probably what she really wants, if you get down to it.

    I'm glad she's gone... you deserve a break! Take care.

  • Feb 2

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 2

    I work geri-psych.

    Listen to report.
    Pull my meds.
    Check my labs, orders and vitals (MHA's do VS)
    Try to skim the chart as I f/u on wonky labs and VS.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Do my med pass and assess my patients as I go.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Try to verbally redirect, then distract my agitated geros.
    Play whack-a-mole as all my high fall risk geros try to get up and "walk" at the same time.
    Redirect my geros who are banging on the exit doors, because they "have to go home and feed the baby".
    Break down and prepare the Haldol, as quickly as possible, because staff are trying not to get kicked in the face or nads.
    Get interrupted constantly because my noncompliant diabetic is in my face, demanding chips now, and doesn't care I'm bookin' it with a syringe in my hand, while staff is trying to hold down an 88 year-old man who thinks he's Bruce Lee.
    Check my orders and find the psychiatrist wants my patient to have ECT tomorrow... no labs, EKG or x-rays done. Crap.
    Try to get all of it done in half a shift while constantly being interrupted.
    Take my patient to the toilet because all of the MHA's have disappeared somewhere.
    Stop everything because a patient has chest pain and crummy VS.
    Deal with a medical emergency.
    Get an admit.
    Deal with constipation... though not my own.
    Try to be therapeutic in my interactions with my walkie-talkies, while my butt-hole is in a pucker because I'm one noodle away from drowning.
    Med pass again and visiting time.
    Deal with the visitor that is absolutely crazy. She is demanding Mom be put on this antibiotic that she read about on WebMD, instead of the one Mom is on. I come close to asking her is she has a lab at home and has run the culture on the urine herself, but I contain myself.
    Try, again, to get dementia patients to take their meds. I promise them it's not poison.
    Find poop on my WOW.
    Play with the phone as I finish up coordinating the ECT, check on my chest pain patient in ER and watch my Haldol patient wind back up again.
    Get interrupted for a warm blanket by a patient who has decided to walk past the MHA in the hallway and ask the nurse allllllllll the way over here at the nurse's station with a phone in her ear.
    It's bedtime, but the patients do not sleep. They are milling around in the dark. It looks like Night of the Living Dead.
    Make an old lady put her clothes back on.
    Give report and run like hell.

  • Feb 2

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Feb 1

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.

  • Jan 30

    I work geri-psych.

    Listen to report.
    Pull my meds.
    Check my labs, orders and vitals (MHA's do VS)
    Try to skim the chart as I f/u on wonky labs and VS.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Do my med pass and assess my patients as I go.
    Get interrupted constantly.
    Try to verbally redirect, then distract my agitated geros.
    Play whack-a-mole as all my high fall risk geros try to get up and "walk" at the same time.
    Redirect my geros who are banging on the exit doors, because they "have to go home and feed the baby".
    Break down and prepare the Haldol, as quickly as possible, because staff are trying not to get kicked in the face or nads.
    Get interrupted constantly because my noncompliant diabetic is in my face, demanding chips now, and doesn't care I'm bookin' it with a syringe in my hand, while staff is trying to hold down an 88 year-old man who thinks he's Bruce Lee.
    Check my orders and find the psychiatrist wants my patient to have ECT tomorrow... no labs, EKG or x-rays done. Crap.
    Try to get all of it done in half a shift while constantly being interrupted.
    Take my patient to the toilet because all of the MHA's have disappeared somewhere.
    Stop everything because a patient has chest pain and crummy VS.
    Deal with a medical emergency.
    Get an admit.
    Deal with constipation... though not my own.
    Try to be therapeutic in my interactions with my walkie-talkies, while my butt-hole is in a pucker because I'm one noodle away from drowning.
    Med pass again and visiting time.
    Deal with the visitor that is absolutely crazy. She is demanding Mom be put on this antibiotic that she read about on WebMD, instead of the one Mom is on. I come close to asking her is she has a lab at home and has run the culture on the urine herself, but I contain myself.
    Try, again, to get dementia patients to take their meds. I promise them it's not poison.
    Find poop on my WOW.
    Play with the phone as I finish up coordinating the ECT, check on my chest pain patient in ER and watch my Haldol patient wind back up again.
    Get interrupted for a warm blanket by a patient who has decided to walk past the MHA in the hallway and ask the nurse allllllllll the way over here at the nurse's station with a phone in her ear.
    It's bedtime, but the patients do not sleep. They are milling around in the dark. It looks like Night of the Living Dead.
    Make an old lady put her clothes back on.
    Give report and run like hell.

  • Jan 30

    Quote from HeartRNtoREV
    If you think that nursing is just a job....get out.
    Sorry, but I'm staying.


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