Sometimes I just don't give a hoot!! - page 2

I just got done working 35 hours in the last three days on our med-surg floor. High acuity, psycho families, admissions left and right, you guys know what kind of shift I am talking about. Then... Read More

  1. by   deespoohbear
    Originally posted by nurse-lou
    I put in 40 hrs a week. I'll work overtime when the Vice President of Nursing gets out of her office and works the floor.


    On second thought, that's probably a REALLY BAD IDEA as she hasn't touched a real live pt in like 15 years and would be totally useless.
    Your not joking about that!! Our DON wouldn't have the first clue about bedside nursing, but sure has lots of advice on how to do it!!
  2. by   kimmicoobug
    Hey Dee, I just had to comment on relatives from hell. Just a student starting the second year in the ADN and I learned about being a gofer. I only had two patients, but as students we do total patient care. Well, this woman's daughter was just crazy with her demands like getting a straw off of the bedside table and put it in her cup. Hello!!!! The daughter can move her arm a whole 6 inches to accomplish this. Then had to be called because her mom's pillow needed to be slightly readjusted. Finally had to set some limits as to what I could do to make the mother happy and so that I could give my other patient appropriate care. Nearly drove me crazy today, I tell ya.

    Hang in there, Dee. Hopefully next week will go more smoothly for you.