so here it is
So glad my charge nurse is bein so chill right now. Murses (male nurses) rock. i love them. Part of why I like ED. Murses medics n firefighters. Everybody is chill with a sick sense of humor.
Tonight there was food again yay! And I didn’t want to come in but it’s good I did because we got Christmas bonuses. I’m ready to go home though
I think I’m putting in my two weeks notice soon
I got a call from a small hospital asking if i wanted to check out their icu
Now listening to charge nurse talk about how know about research being valid or not isn’t important for nursing practice hmmm…
Oo gotta run respiratory distress comin in! Just when I was gettin bored
Update: this lady may have tb! Crapcrapcrapcrapcrap
Prayin this chest X-ray shows no lesions…
I need to get out the ER lol there’s no time to check everything before you start workin on someone
update: the lady had really bad pulmonary edema. but she was getting better when i was leaving. she became my spoiler that night. i held her hand n got her blankets after helping cath her n catching an EKG. the nurse was like what are u doing what’s wrong w/ that IV i was like lol nothing…im just holding her hand..she was like oh
the ER can be scary! i’d want someone to hold my hand and tell me it’ll be ok
she had so much going on at once. getting stuck simultaneously on 2 diff sides w/ them trying to get an IV (they ended up going for the jugular) and then the foley cath while people are opening the curtain that opens right into the hall and nurses station (she kept askin me to cover her up poor thing) and then that cpap mask. hope she ended up ok.
it reminded me of another lady recently who they had to stick sooo many times and still no IV. they even used an ultrasound machine. the doctor got involved. tried for the jugular multiple times…boob..elbow..hand..everywhere. and the floor didn’t want to receive her w/o an IV..but we sent her anyways. poor woman needed some rest! her veins too. and she was diabetic and hadn’t eaten all day (as most of our patients haven’t..and as most are diabetic) but was NPO. i think i told this story already. she wanted some ice or water and the nurse (after all that poking) said no. but i got her some ice because she had literally just had water to wash her pills down and no1 was opposed to that.
the ER can also be sad. a very sweet later i was working with earlier was asking me about getting her food. i asked why seh was there she said stomach pains. i talked to the nurse she said that it looked like her stomach was full of cancer..possibly her lungs too. she didn’t know yet =/ idk if they told her. if so her mood didn’t change. she was just waiting for her son to call (which he hadn’t) and i couldn’t find his number in her phone because she had numbers saved but no names (lol) so she just waited. and i didn’t get to say bye to her because she went up to a room before i knew it. prayin for her. it’s weird because she didn’t have diabetes which surprised me because i promise abut 85% of the patients i talk to are diabetics. but here she is full of cancer.
overall, though, it was a good shift.
i just pray none of us working w/ that lady (or the lady herself) has TB..