Monday, May 11, 2009

Ramblings....

I worked on Mother's Day and we were busy as hell. Truly though, is hell busy? Are they all down there slaving away and constantly busy? Or is it just sluggish monotonous work? Hopefully I won't find out, though I'm heading down a path that will probably take me there.

12:23 PM the firestorm started, and it never stopped. When I left they were still filing through the door, limping with their broken limbs or clutching their chests. We were 2 nurses short and one of the nurses that was there felt it was her job to sit on her ass doing nothing. Now THAT's always a good time right there.

We're losing a couple of our nurses over the next few months but our manager doesn't know it yet. It will be interesting to see how our staffing shapes up by September. These are good nurses too and they will be sorely missed.

We're receiving email after email telling us that we need to change this or that, changing policies, implementing new QI measurements, etc. It would be great to have one week - just one week - with zero changes and zero emails telling us we suck. It would be great to hear "WAY TO GO GUYS!" every so often. I wonder what other careers there are where you get to go to work everyday and get beaten down? Hmmmm....... Anyone?

I still love my job though. I love working in the ER and I love taking care of patients. It is such a rewarding field in that aspect. I love learning about people and finding out where they come from related to life lessons.
Maybe I just need a vacation. Sign me up!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another job where you go and get beaten down everyday? Teaching.

Anonymous said...

I'll say it: Good job guys! I am very grateful for nurses since they are the ones who got me through chemo, my miscarriages and the birth of my son. They are also the ones who explain things to me when no doctor will so Thank you! Nurses go though crap and deserve to be treated better.

Southern Drawl said...

Feast or famine, always. Changes, always. Under appreciated always except by those precious few and that's what keeps us going... :)

Anonymous said...

from one er nurse to another...i thought I was reading my own thoughts...

MINDI said...

I am so glad to see that other EDs have the same issues that we have!!!!

Julie said...

LOL thanks guys for putting it in perspective. I think I just had a rough day. But I'm back from 4 days of vacation now so I'm refreshed and regenerated. Hopefully.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

You are in this for the right reasons. We will ALWAYS need more nurses like you.

BDayphotogirlRN said...

We have the same problem. always changes that make us work more and never a nice word to say about what we do. blah.