I'll try to keep my rather long winded self short here.
I work in our hospitals skilled unit. I work the floor 7-3:30 and then do MDS until 5:30. I had MDS stuff left over uncompleted yesterday so I needed to get there to get it done today. I have one pts iv blow at 2:30 while she was ambulating with p.t. I pulled it about 3 and try twice for another line. It blew of course. Pt had heparin in another, iv antibiotics in the one that blew. Why didn't they place something else??? Anyway, one nurse was roving helping with labs and what not, 2 had groups. Three nurses and 3 aids for 15 pts, so enough staff in theory. Anyway, 2 hours later, unknown if anyone else tried, they get an order for a picc line. I left feeling bad not getting a line in. But 2 of the other nurses were talking not thinking I could here and went on about how I was inconsiderate leaving the floor with the line gone. I had pretty hurt feelings over hearing this. I got called off another floor to get started on my mds stuff early the day before. I got 15 minutes in 3 hours work done on my MDS stuff. I was called early to help with 4 addmissions. I did 2 out of the 4. Ensuring one gal got to leave ontime, one only had one. I got the cold shoulder because I left an hour early as scheduled because I came in early to orientate to our sister unit.
So basically just a short vent and feeling unappreciated. The charge nurse is the only one that realizes the work I put in on the MDS, the rest give me the impression of not caring. Nevermind I spent my first 3 hours cleaning up things the night shift gal didn't bother to do (an asthmatic without any of her asthma meds for 5 days starting sob and what not, an nauseased pt for 9 hours---this gal is new and this is not typical from our night gals at all). So, the inconsiderate witch that I am left with a site not in and 8 hours until was needed next. Not like it was now.
Thanks for listening.
Me who will retire from nursing in about 15 years when the kids are raised, the house paid off and never go back again. Walmart is the plan!