When you’re trapped for over 20 minutes listening to a patient’s life story…
12 hour shift, 6 patients… you’d think that works out to 2 hours per patient. But of course there’s the charting, giving and getting report, and other tasks (such as fitting in breaks!) that clearly don’t allow anywhere near 2 hours with each patient. So yeah, those 20 minutes are PRECIOUS and it’s tough when you end up getting trapped.
When I have one patient who’s basically dying and another who’s perfectly healthy and whining about everything
Funny how that is.
my dementia patient’s reaction to me not letting them take off their clothes and roam the hallways
This is pretty much exactly how it goes.
(Source: uncharted-territory, via thisernurse)
AS SOON AS I GET ALL CAUGHT UP ON MY CHARTING
This happens far too often for my liking.
When you are all gowned up in an isolation room waiting for someone to grab that one piece of supplies you forgot to grab
Admittedly, working “only” 3 days a week can be awesome. But those 3 days are WORK.
The 12 Hour Shift
Ah yes, I’ve had a few 12 hours go this way. Luckily it’s been just a few. Knock on wood.