Blood goes round and round...air goes in and out. If this is not happening, then the patient probably needs to be at the hospital (if not already).
When the ER says they are busy, don't listen to us. We are just sitting down watching TV, sipping tea and eating bon-bons. Seriously we are! After working the floor, ER/ICU I can tell you that each area is just as busy as the others when some downtime in between. ALWAYS ENJOY THE DOWN TIMES (no matter where you work) SINCE WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE WILL GET ONE AGAIN!
Serious comment: We nurses work as nurses for a reason. Some do this for the money, some do it for the glory, and some do it for the love. To those who are not nurses yet, school will be over soon, so hold on, learn all you can and always ask questions! No question is a dumb question except for the one not asked. When we say we have been there and done that, we truly mean it. Enjoy your preceptorship when you get out of school and are working as an RN. And, yes those 2 letters are even more rewarding than the times spent slaving over rote memory at 1-2am before clinicals.
And for goodness sake...NEVER SAY QUIET, SLOW, BORED, or anything remotely related to these words!!!!!!!