the jolliest assignment ever in the history of jolly assignments - page 2

pt 1 wildly manic. going through closets, blowing up rubber gloves, putting them in his gown like boobs, tiptoeing past the nurses station asking for the ladies room. no talking to him. no calming... Read More

  1. by   RNforLongTime
    Wow what a night form hell! Whoever made out your assignment that night must really hate you or something. Didn't that person KNOW what the workload with that assignment was gonna be like?

    Sorry you had a night? Hoep things get beter for you. I'm surprised YOU haven't been 302'd with those kind of assignments. Good luck! Kelly
  2. by   Jenny P
    I feel for you too. And I thought my night Sunday with the Sundowners fella and the lady with multiple fx, ETOH level of 0.365 and repeated emesis was bad!!
  3. by   amy
    Ok, I don't know about the rest of you out there, but in my facility, it seems that everyone also has been extra everything...extra sick, extra psych, extra unhappy pts/families, etc. Please don't even ask about how the staff has felt. Anyone else experiencing this? Been like this since the two moons in the same month a while back...
  4. by   thisnurse
    at one point during the first shift the enormity of what was happening caught up with me. i put my head in my hands for about 30 seconds. then i got the chest pain call. that was the end of my pity party.
    i am amazed at myself for actually being able to still give good care in spite of everything. my documentation suffered but not the patients. and if i get called in for not charting some things i am going to take on the personality of the manic guy.
    but i could not have done it if not for the help of one of the nurses and two of the assistants. im going to write this whole thing up. its not going to do anything, our manager accents the negative and never acknowledges the positive but at least ill feel better knowing i have given them the credit they deserve.