Now I remember why I dislike work so much!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Last night at work was CRAZY!  I mean, really.  Two admissions, seven patients, bells ringing all freaking night long, not having one break, staying one hour late to get everything done…all adds up to feeling REALLY FRUSTRATING.  It was busy all over in the hospital actually.  I think on all the floors the nurses had six patients each and then several had seven patients.  I kind of have a feeling this is how it is going to be for a while if the census stays up.  We just don’t have enough nurses anymore.  One is on maternity leave, another to soon join her.  And I know of AT LEAST two nurses who are currently looking for and applying for different jobs because they are so done with this place.  And now that summer is coming, we’ll have to cover for everyone going on vacation.  It all seems like a dream when we were being cancelled earlier this year…

The thing that really makes me get annoyed when it is that busy, it that you really don’t have a chance to fully finish one thing before something else is demanding your attention.  I mean, you can only be in one place at a time.  And when you have seven different patients, each with differing needs, and you have to work in an environment with different personalities (of the patients and the nurses/aides), it can be quite a challenge.

I find that I need to focus on staying calm in order to be calm.  Easier said than done!  I am hoping that tonight will be a bit easier and if not, that I can handle it better.

Sometimes though I just wish that I was independently wealthy.  It would make things so much easier 🙂

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