Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder - page 4
by tnbutterfly Admin
Do you ever have one of those days where it seems like youíve been busy all day....... yet at the end of the day you look around and canít see that youíve really accomplished anything?? You wonder what in the world happened... Read More
- 2Nov 29, '12 by hindsight2020RNGod love you all who suffer CRS with me! CRS = can't remember sh*t ha!! The way I look at it is; when the oncoming RN comes in to relieve me. 9.5 out of 10 times. I have had such a crazy. busy shift. Taking care of situations as they arise, proper assessment and expediting orders accordingly, solving a 'lil CNA drama here and there, redirecting mostly the same residents numerous times through out the shift, (depending on who my LPN's are that evening, redirecting them numerous times too!) Begging them to please be proactive with the PRN meds. Not as a chemical restraint mind you. I don't want our patients snowed and staring at the wall all day and night. But please my dear c0-workers; if Mr. Delusional Sundownder, Sr. has been raising a ruckus for hours while upsetting other patients and sometimes hurting staff. A nice dose of something to help Mr.Sundowner relax isn't too much to ask. Although Mr. D. Sundowner, Sr. is most likely unable to verbalize gratitude. I am pretty sure the poor agitated patient appreciates a break as well. Whew! Ok now what was I doing before and during all that ruckus and interuptions?? hmmm let me contemplate this for a moment. Heck if I know!! Looking at the paperwork in front of my computer is usually a clue, shoot! Trying to figure out where I put that paperwork, chart, incident report etc. I thought I was working on is at times a challenge and a mind numbing experience in and of itself... Okay I digress = /. When the day/night is over and I really don't have that much to pass on in report to the oncoming RN. Not because I wasn't productive. It is because I have taken on, dealt with and handled my shift. I am not passing all the problems on. YeS! As it is all happening it becomes a big blur by shifts end, no doubt and unless I made notes on my census sheet, heck if I can remember what all happened during my shift. Funny thing now that you mention it, it is SO true.Last edit by hindsight2020RN on Nov 29, '12
- 0Feb 2, '13 by tnbutterfly AdminJust checking in with everyone to make sure you know who you are and where you are. That is a good start.
Now....remembering what you were doing or what you are supposed to be doing........that's another thing.
I want to know........Has this affliction caused you to forget your New Year's Resolutions????????? It has caused a total blackout for me in the fact that I just keep eating. While I am stuffing my face, I kinda sorta remember saying to myself I need to lose some weight. But then everything gets a little fuzzy about what is supposed to come next. So I just stuff another morsel into my mouth.