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Typical Crazy Night at Work-Poem

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JasmineRN05 has 5 years experience and specializes in Medsurg.

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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

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Brenda F. Johnson has 28 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Gastrointestinal Nursing.

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I am happy to see poetry on this site, love writing poetry. It adds another genre and breaks up the monotony. Thanks for portraying the sad reality of a nurses' day.

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