Et Tu Brute?
Still going well at the hospital...no major screw ups yet. ;)
I had one of those days today.
Ya know...the ones where everything goes down at once?
I will preface this with reminding you that I worked as an Nurse Aide aka Clinical Asst. aka Patient Care Technician for 2 years. I worked as a Unit Clerk for 1. I liked being an aide. I took pride in my job....enjoyed helping the nurses.
Most meds at our hospital are given at 0900 or sometimes 0800 if needed before a meal.
I started the day with only 4 patients which means I get the first admit of the day. The first admit from the ER came up to the floor at 0830. We have a one hour window to give meds on time or they are flagged (In the computer) as overdue. Which means my 0900 meds are due by 1000 or they turn bright red in on our MAR (Medicine assignment record).
At that same time, I had a Cardiac enzyme blood draw on a 98 yr old women at exactly 0800. and another set due by 1000 on another patient.
I also had one of my cardiac monitored patients (I had 3) go into SVT while the other 2 went on the fritz and needed new batteries, leads, etc.
I also had insulin coverage to give before breakfast at 0830.
All I needed from my aide (one I've worked with the whole 3 years I've worked there) was to weigh my new admit, get a set of vital signs, and orient him to the call light, TV, etc.
She was" too busy". Et tu, Brute?
My Lazy LVN "partner" decided to not do anything today so I was also getting flagged down by her patients as I passed their rooms for pain meds.
The charge....whom I love and was indeed helpful to me when my 98 yr old lady's IV blew for the 5th time...he started a new one on her....which she pulled out later. He was busy also helping Lazy LVN with her patients.
Is it too late to consider clinic work?
Listening to: "Ohh La La" by the Ditty Bops