Oh! What a feeling!

  1. I tell ya' , there's not many feelings (nursing related, that is) that are better than the one that you get when the patient you are caring for is markedly better at the end of your shift than at the begining!

    I always make this my goal every shift. Sometimes, for whatever reason, I don't accomplish it, but it's great when I do.

    Wouldn't y'all agree?
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  3. by   nursegoodguy
    Great Goal Matt! Keep up the good work!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    you sound like an AWESOME nurse, Matt. Pat yourself on the back for a JOB WELL-DONE!
  5. by   susanmary
    Matt, know just what you mean. Following through -- sometimes on very subtle changes -- may mean the difference in a patient's outcome. To see a parient markedly improve during a shift -- what a great high? Kudos...enjoy the high.........Sue
  6. by   cmggriff
    I once felt the same way. And I admit there are very few things in the world more rewarding. But one night in the ICU I watched 3 RN's I had helped train work a code flawlessly, without once asking me a question. That was even better. Gary
  7. by   cargal
    I was perusing the post by Gomer on recruiting and retention bonus queries and came across the following post:

    Gomer, I wish the best for you up front. But in simple terms "Its not enough" THink 3 or 4 times as much. I scrolled back up to look again. Pay good retention bonuses or play the wage war game we all know is coming. Or better yet make the ceo/coo/cno and any other fancy titles you can think of to "present himself on this field and a beg for forgiveness for the 100 years of oppression" If not you can kiss our arse... "I think thats how a line in braveheart went." Happy Fourth of July to all!

    My question : is there going to be a wage war? How do we play? Are there rules? Shouldn't we start right now?
    My lowly facility just posted the following memo to CNA's: They are paying agencies $191.61 a day to staff CNA's and this is not viable, so we need to tell the community this is the place to go and also the other cna's are requested to pick up the shifts that would be staffed by agency. (This is more than what they pay me, an staff RN!) Meanwhile they are in the union negotiating process with the cna's about salary, with no mention of paying THE STAFF higher wages to retain them! How stupid is this? Isn't it time we all, including cna's start the war?
    PS-not adept at cut and paste and posted here accidently-unable to delete or edit out!
    Last edit by cargal on Jul 6, '02
  8. by   micro
    I usually walk in with the world still in my head, but then within fifteen or less minutes i am focussed on what i am doing there.....the patient.......and care..............
    that first fifteem usually allows me to get my coffee, get my report, say my hey ya's........and then my nursing mind is checked back in.......
    I start out and try to stay caring the entire shift.....try, operative word.........
    when shift is over, if i have energy to do the Balky' dance of joy.....i do it right in the parking lot.........