That Phantom Nurse - page 3
It's happened to me a few times when my patient will tell me how "that nurse" who worked last night gave them a sleeping pill or pain pill, however when I check to the orders they are not prescribed... Read More
Nov 25, '07Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 14,199; Likes: 59,501Quote from elizabellsthat's an excellent way to get through a slow night shift! only problem is you might laugh so hard you wake your patients! (or fall off your chair!)i think i may have been channeling you, ruby, seeing as how i spent several hours this morning reading the "rules for the er" thread start to finish. :d
Nov 25, '07Occupation: playing science Specialty: NICU ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 3,131; Likes: 1,042Quote from ruby veeoh, i only wish i could read an at work. i try to keep them separate - wouldn't want mgmt knowing some of the things i vent about on here. no, i read it after getting home from a nasty shift. so i blame you for the headache i had when i finally got to sleep at 1pm. :selfbonk::selfbonk:that's an excellent way to get through a slow night shift! only problem is you might laugh so hard you wake your patients! (or fall off your chair!)
it was worth it, though.
on the topic, the only "other nurse" i dread is the one who told the parents on day shift that the night nurses aren't busy and i'd be thrilled to help mom kangaroo her baby when i may or may not have at least one other critical patient. i'm not saying i don't think kangarooing is important or that i don't like to do it, just don't make a promise for me when you have no idea what my assignment will be or my comfort with kangarooing a kid on a vent and with a thousand lines.
Nov 25, '07Occupation: RN Specialty: Neuro ICU, Neuro/Trauma stepdown ; Joined: Oct '05; Posts: 525; Likes: 54isnt that kinda like 'the other shift' your coworkers are whining about? 'that other' nurse must work with them.