That is our unit's NEW motto. Can you believe it?
Our manager (who is over MICU, SICU, Telemetry, and Respiratory), in her infinite wisdom and experience, has decided that we need a bulletin board in each unit's waiting area that has pictures and names of each staff member so that the families will know who is caring for their loved ones.
In general, I don't have a problem with that. However, the manager and one of the clinical coordinators went to our local "Education Station", where they sell all kinds of school supplies and whatnot, and proceeded to buy little animal cutouts of monkeys and fish, and also some hearts, to put our pictures on.
MICU will be on the fish, Telemetry will be on the hearts, and WE (SICU) will have our faces on CUTOUT MONKEYS with the title of the board being "We Don't Monkey Around In SICU!" God only knows what kind of bullsh*t they have thought up for the fish.:chuckle
Now, can you just IMAGINE what these family members are going to be thinking of us when they see our faces on monkey bodies? After they laugh themselves sick, they're going to be highly concerned about the quality of care their loved ones are going to get "in the jungle with the apes."
After protesting loudly, I told the clinical coordinator that I was going to tape up some baboon pictures and write the motto "We Have The REDASS 'cause We're So Understaffed!" and let the families see that. They might as well, it looks like there's elementary school students caring for their post CABGs.
I'm just disgusted.