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This weekend was not fun


This weekend was exceptionally crappy. Its bad enough im just over being in school (8 weeks left till i graduate), but I actually put a voice to my emotions a few days prior... i secretly am not sure i can tough enough to be a nurse in 2019 standards.

Friday night had a patient whose blood pressure was 67/30 and I had to scramble around trying to fix it. STAT labs--Ran NS bolus without success, albumin without success and midodrine STAT. All without success. Results came back hgb 6.5--- two units of blood later. Patient stabilized but i am beyond frustrated with my coworker for not paying attention to this all day.

Saturday night I had this patient 450+ pounds w/ +4 edema on a ventilator and some other issues. This patient had so much edema it was incredible. IV bumex has been initiated for a few days now but without improvement. I feel like there is so much that can be done to help this patient that has not been done. This is incredibly frustrating for me. I only work a few days a month but everytime i come to work i see just a lack of work ethic and compassion its truly amazing.

This is my nurse diary. I feel so much better venting

Specializes in Operating Rooms, Public Health. Has 30 years experience.

Hang in there!! We all have frustrating shifts that make you question your choice of profession. It sounds like you are a caring professional nurse and this is what is required to make the difference for our clients. Continue to keep your standard high. Our patients need quality care from caring professionals!