The other 4 watch and fart.
Sorry but it made me think of a co-worker back then. Whenever a patient was on the
cornerstone of death, she would request I take her patient and I would. There were
times however, that a patient would pass away without immediate signs. So I would
always go with her to ready the body. She would be extremely nervous and would
I know it sounds terrible. The first time I heard her do that, I ignored it
for that moment and then she did it several more times. I said my gosh woman, you
better get to the bathroom. She said, no, that is what I do when I must handle a
Nurses are human and they do have a difficult time handling some situations.
No, the childrens wing was not boring at all. It was bad because one would have to
wake little babies up at various times during the night for temp check and to
constantly change their bed due to humidifiers stoaking them.
They did not allow anyone to work over two shifts per day unless it was an emergency.
I did have one time I worked for two days with only small amount of sleep during an
Well, people must work when short handed because sick people need it so if the shift
is short of staff, they request to double shift. Not forced to but it was good money.
Double shifting from graveyard thru day shift was very tiring but one could not get
sleepy because it was so busy.
Mistakes are not so much made during over worked staff because they take extra
precautions. For example the drug room, when a nurse must administer a narcotic,
another nurse must be present in the drug room to review the chart/doctors order
and dosage. A good hospital is not going to allow deathly mistakes.