A rough nursing shift...

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  2. Nurses, we've all had rough shift, and I'm sure you can relate.

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    Last edit by Joe V on Mar 28, '18
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  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    What I remember most - coming in to relieve the previous shift and they proceed to tell you what hell they have gone through - and then they expect you to STAY~ hahaha
  5. by   IEDave
    Oh, this SO reminds me of my first "code brown"...

    ----- Dave
  6. by   Dazglue
    Omg, this was me last night! And then the house sup says, "Well, only 7 more hours to go!". But it at least it got better!! Lol.
  7. by   chevyv
    Yup that's exactly how my night started! I work psych and started with a behavioral code and it was downhill from there!
  8. by   GitanoRN
    The image looks exactly like the way I looked several weeks ago, after having 2 codes one after the other
  9. by   DogWmn
    LOL great one...I recognize that look. Several shifts ago I spent 8 hours in a room with a patient that talked an incomprehensivable blue streak Working as a Patient Sitter can get to me sometimes when we are trapped in a room with someone like that.

    I only meant to just check in for a few seconds and move on but I got hooked and looked at all the cartoons...they are great keep 'em comin'
  10. by   IdrilRN
    This is how I was before 8am today, and it was downhill all day. But then I got to leave at 330pm, so all is well.
  11. by   EarlyRN
    Very funny
  12. by   nerdtonurse?
    We had 2 codes one night, 30 minutes apart. Neither one should have been a full code, but the family wanted us to "do everything." So we did, and we beat the poor first patient to pieces (she was almost 90, and probably weighed 78 pounds, end stage CA with mets), and of course we never got a shockable rhythm and kept giving her epi until she probably had more epi than blood. Doc finally, FINALLY called that one, two stay to clean up the room, 1 to deal with the family, when the button goes off across the hall. We think someone's hit it by accident, go in, and the CNA's doing compressions and about to pass out. That one had an EF of about 15% and probably caused a couple of coke dealers to have a down turn in their profits when he died -- he'd killed his heart and kidneys getting high. We worked him for an hour before doc called that one, family's screaming and carrying on like they didn't realize that a 20 something who's in with heart attacks when he's not in for detox is probably not going to live very long.

    We probably looked like that picture when we crawled out of the second room. If someone else had coded, I think we'd have all ended up in the ER needing fluids and electrolytes...
  13. by   OwlieO.O
    I actually chuckled out loud to myself! I'm glad I have a lot of stamina as a runner! This is why I'm going to get a PhD and teach nursing students when I get older.
  14. by   Hoodedpoet
    I did my last nursing shift 4 years ago. Sometimes I've wondered why I've NEVER missed it - this cartoon reminds me.
  15. by   pmshiftrn
    Was taking report the other night. Every patient on the team had just been admitted within the last couple of hours so there were still loose ends that needed tying up. Then, just when assessments and 9 PM meds were finished, and I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, I was told I'd be getting another admit... a falls risk, 2-person assist patient who was being treated with lasix every few hours. Ugh...what a night! Except for meds, I wasn't able to get to any other charting until after shift change in the AM. And even though I work on a unit where everyone is very team-spirited, every other RN had a rough team, also, so no one was available to help anyone else. I didn't even take a sip of coffee all night. There was just so much action, there was no need for caffeine!

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