Who is the "witch" on your unit? - page 2

i am the person on our unit who always "feels" when a pt is going to come in. this drives everyone nuts, but it has happened often enough so they know when to listen. i can't fine tune the sense, but... Read More

  1. by   at your cervix
    It's me, I am also the witch. I can tell when a pt's going to come, I get a "feeling" when we are going to precip. One day at shift change, there were no patients on the unit and I told everyone that I knew that someone was going to come in and precip. and lo and behold, 3 hours later it happened. I can also tell how far someone is dilated as soon as they walk up to the desk, I can also almost always guess who their doctor is.

    I do have a problem with being called the "witch" though, I would prefer "psycic".
  2. by   mother/babyRN
    Me too....Actually, it is kind of funny that everyone pays attention to our :feelings".......
  3. by   mother/babyRN
    Also, I have been able to freak everyone out by telling them when they are going to get pregnant, or figuring out that they are before they tell anyone....Maybe power of suggestion???
  4. by   Scavenger'sWife
    I am not the resident "witch" (or "psychic" or whatever), but what I am is the (as my friend calls me) "Doofus Magnet". We can have NO weird-o's, nutballs, sundowners or goofs at ALL on the floor. However, just have *ME* working, especially as Charge, and they ALL come pouring in! It's like radar!! (I can see it now....Junior Hambone is driving his '78 Chevy pickup down the road, happily contemplating his trip to the local Bob Evans for the Heart-attack-on-a-plate special, and all of a sudden....."bleep -- bleep - bleep!" He is pulled in to the ER drive thro NO POWER OF HIS OWN....He walks into the Registration area like an automaton..."Must be admitted to 2-South...must be admitted to 2-South" are all the words he can whisper to the clerk, the MD and the RN's at work. "Yep! Get him upstairs right now! Deb must be working! They are coming in like a horde of invading killer bees!" Sure enough, they all look outside and the parking lot is filled with pick-ups, handicapped signs, and ambulances just arriving with loads of bi-polars, Alzheimers, and folks who are in the midst of hypoglycemic-hypokalemic hallucinations.)

    Hee hee....sadly, it is too true!
  5. by   mother/babyRN
    Well look at it this way..At LEAST we bring in business!
  6. by   Scavenger'sWife
    Maybe I deserve a raise?? Hmmmm???? Maybe I should get paid commission!
  7. by   at your cervix
    Whenever I am on with one particular doctor, all I have to say is heaven help his pt's!!!!!!!!! He usually calls in to check on his pt's and when he finds out I am working, he just says-warm up the knife!!!!!