Typical Crazy Night at Work
At 1900 I start my day
Bed alarms and callbells ringing away
I give my first round of meds
All while trying to keep a confused patient in bed
A patient's blood count is low, more transfusions are needed
One unit must finish, before another one can be completed
I get caught up and what do I see?
A full bedpan waiting for me
A colostomy bag leaks all over the place
Off to retrieve a bag for the hazardous waste
It's 0130, my lunch break is here...
But all of a sudden, "Jasmine you're needed in here!"
I finally get to take a bite
And think "Oh what a night!"
But it's not quite over yet
My post op patients' lungs are sounding a little wet.
A physician phone call goes in
But suddenly I hear overhead..."Code Blue, room 10"
A wound is leaking, dressing change needed now
On the run I go for new bed linens, gown, and a towel
A patient requests some meds for pain
But all the narcotics are making them loopy in the brain
Nearing the end of the night and I'm feeling very tired
My comfy bed is very much desired
0715 and my job here is done
Back at it again tonight for another round of fun!
Jasmine S. Wiseman, RN