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A rough nursing shift... - page 2

Nurses, we've all had rough shift, and I'm sure you can relate. Please click the like button if you enjoyed this and feel free to comment below.... Read More

  1. Visit  amygarside profile page
    Too funny and too real.
  2. Visit  tiroka03 profile page
    I total understand this comic
  3. Visit  Kashia profile page
    Quote from Liddle Noodnik
    What I remember most - coming in to relieve the previous shift and they proceed to tell you what hell they have gone through - and then they expect you to STAY~ hahaha

    now that is funny!!
  4. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    That was me last Tuesday.
  5. Visit  razzberry profile page
    I can totally relate to this!!! Lol
  6. Visit  Djnurse30yrs profile page
    Last night this was me, l hr. in my shift. Couldn't believe the things I found left for me. But after 8 hrs I got to
    go home, Hallelujah!!
  7. Visit  Bat Lady profile page
    When you come in, have a code in the first 30 minutes and spend the night trying to keep that patient (who was brought in essentially dead) alive, and then have a code on a DIFFERENT patient at the end of the shift!

    As my brother the doctor always says, "Jesus is gonna come at shift change, and with our luck we'll be tied up in a code somewhere."
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  8. Visit  judyrn0604 profile page
    I'm a hospice nurse. Had a patient become imminent very quickly on Friday. When I left him at 1330, he was very comfortable with a PCA in place. When I returned at 1530, he was groaning with every expiration. Unresponsive. Tried treating it as pain first, but was unsuccessful. PC to MD who said I must be overdosing the patient because I had increased the rate to the top of our parameters. (Very understanding hospice medical director). Turns out it was terminal agitation, needing to be treated with Benadryl supp and Thorazine (meds we don't always use at end of life). Had to wait 1.5 hours for Pharmacy to deliver these meds. Very frustrating as it was a small house and the family was very distressed hearing their dad making these noises. I could tell he was not in pain, but the family just wanted relief from the groaning. Finally, we got him comfortable about 4 hours later and he passed an hour after that. He was still married and his 35 year old daughter had been caring for him, so I know he was busy processing what he was leaving behind. I went home 2.5 hours after my shift ended but didn't want to leave him before he was comfortable. Hospice is always very rewarding, but can be so frustrating when you have to wait for meds to arrive to get someone comfortable.
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