You Know It's Going to Be a Bad Shift..... - page 2
....you phone rings four hours before your shift, and they beg you to come in early. ...on the way to work, the radio station is playing, "Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Heaven's Door." ....when you... Read More
Jun 19, '03It's really bad when it's Friday the 13th and a full moon! And I work the ER on the evening shift!
Jun 19, '03You know it's going to be a bad shift....
....when you're walking over to your unit (having been floated to Telemetry for the first 4 hours of a 12-hour night shift) and meet the E.D. staff leaving your unit, pushing an empty cart, dressed in full isolation gear...hat, gown, booties, thick blue gloves. Of course, it's your patient they just brought in. (yes, this was just last week.) And they say, "we've already quelled her once but there's still something crawling in her hair."