Originally Posted By copingnurse

When you’re trapped for over 20 minutes listening to a patient’s life story…

copingnurse:

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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.

Originally Posted By nursingistheshit

When I have one patient who’s basically dying and another who’s perfectly healthy and whining about everything

nursingistheshit:

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Funny how that is.

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Originally Posted By uncharted-territory

my dementia patient’s reaction to me not letting them take off their clothes and roam the hallways

stethoscopesandsarcasm:

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This is pretty much exactly how it goes.

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Originally Posted By nurse-life

nurse-life:

WHEN I’M DONE GIVING REPORT

nurse-life:

WHEN I’M DONE GIVING REPORT

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Originally Posted By whatshouldwecallnursing

AS SOON AS I GET ALL CAUGHT UP ON MY CHARTING

whatshouldwecallnursing:

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This happens far too often for my liking.

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Originally Posted By theworldthroughmynikon

The joys of working night shift.

The joys of working night shift.

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Originally Posted By whatshouldwecallnursing

WHEN MY PATIENT HAS NO OTHER COMORBIDITIES

whatshouldwecallnursing:

i’m just like,

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Originally Posted By whatweshouldcallnursing2

When you are all gowned up in an isolation room waiting for someone to grab that one piece of supplies you forgot to grab

whatweshouldcallnursing2:

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Originally Posted By callbellnightmares

I would be doing this way more often if I wasn’t worried about hurting someone’s feelings.

callbellnightmares:

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Sometimes I hit up the room while the patient is sleeping. 

Originally Posted By surlywun

When my trauma patient says his pain is 2/10 and only wants a tylenol…

adenosinetriesphosphate:

surlywun:

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While my witnessed “assisted fall” says only Dilaudid and Phenergan will help her pain…

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Accurate.

Originally Posted By ashtronautincyberspace

The Most Valuable Advice I Ever Got From a Preceptor?

ashtronautincyberspace:

"Always work as if you’re getting the next admit."

That piece of advice has served me so well in my career.  Not only does it get me in the frame of mind to hustle hustle hustle and manage my workload efficiently, but it also makes me not cranky when I do get the admit, since in the back of my head I was already telling myself “you’re getting an admission.”

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Admittedly, working “only” 3 days a week can be awesome. But those 3 days are WORK.

Admittedly, working “only” 3 days a week can be awesome. But those 3 days are WORK.

Originally Posted By whatshouldwecallnursing

WHEN I HAVE A CRAZY ASSIGNMENT BUT IT’S MY LAST SHIFT BEFORE I’M OFF FOR SEVERAL DAYS

whatshouldwecallnursing:

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Happy Nurses Week!

Happy Nurses Week!

Originally Posted By whatshouldwecallmedschool

The 12 Hour Shift

adenosinetriesphosphate:

nightnursenotes:

whatshouldwecallmedschool:

Hour 1

Hour 3

Hour 6

Hour 9

Hour 12

Hour 6…

Some nights…

Ah yes, I’ve had a few 12 hours go this way. Luckily it’s been just a few. Knock on wood.

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