Chickens at work

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by CoolWife, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    ^Yes, this. I loved all my nurses both times, but the postpartum nurses are who you really remember when you leave the hospital. That’s when I was at my most exhausted and undignified, and the patience and kindness of then pp nurses is something I won’t forget, even if I’m too brain fried to remember their names and faces.

    All this is to say don’t sell yourself short in this role. It matters to your patients to have someone who cares, and it’s clear that you do.
     
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  2. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    @Afishwish that's what I love most about PP and is the biggest difference between the 2 roles. To me anyway. I was always disappointed at how minimal my interactions were with my laboring moms. Not nearly as much education or support needed.
     
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  3. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    My PP coworkers and charge nurses are the best! They've been so sweet to me all day. It has really taken the sting out of flunking out, lol. Plus I think my shoulders are finally back down to normal after being tense for the last month.
     
  4. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I'm in our covid unit with one patient waiting to be discharged. I got desperate while trying to stay awake and resorted to putting FB on the work computer. Now I'm just trying not to spend money on plants I can't fit on my shelves!
     
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  5. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    I am floating today as an "as needed" nurse to a diff unit. NOT COVID, bless. I feel about as useful as a zit on your wedding day :bored:
     
  6. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Update - there are students here today plus a couple of other floats plus the usual 2 sides. Everyone is so used to doing everything themselves that I'm literally standing in the hall offering up help like some sort of desperate drug dealer.
     
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  7. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    ONE OF MY BABY PATIENTS FAILED HER LAST BLOOD SUGAR CHECK AFTER 24HRS OF FEET POKES

    When I and two lactation consultants tell you to feed your baby, FUCKING FEED YOUR BABY. I don't give any fucks about your tears when I've been the monster of your baby's nightmares all fucking day.
     
  8. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Oh no, that poor baby. They haaaaate feet pokes so much. And baby is probably so hungry! :sad:
     
  9. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Jesus. What was the reasoning for not feeding the baby?
     
  10. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Well, they picked him up, but he stayed asleep. No, they didn't try to wake him like we said to. No, she didn't hand express or pump anything like we instructed. Yes, they remembered that they needed to feed him every 1-2 hrs, even a few drops. They did skin to skin "for a while" but got too hot.
     
  11. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I get not wanting to feed a sleeping baby when you’re exhausted, but if the baby’s blood sugar is alarming you don’t dick around with that unless you want baby to go to the NICU.
     
  12. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I can attest they don’t poke the babies any less there.
     
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  13. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Meanwhile, I have peaked.

    I have been informed that I am one of the people that Rocket, our facility dog, will indicate to his handler he wants to go see when he is not with a patient. It’s me and the nurse manager. I am chosen.
     
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  14. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Enjoy your retirement, you deserve it.
     
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  15. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    One of my favorite consultants just put in his notice. He got a full time role (with visa sponsorship!) so I'm super happy for him but sad for me. He's such a fantastic worker and has done so much for us that it stinks to see him go.
     
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  16. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Yay for consultant!! But I'm sorry you guys lost a good one @Imabug1002 . Hopefully the next one is also fantastic.
     
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  17. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    So annoyed. One of my coworkers is pregnant and was acting like her feet and legs hurt. I went and found her a foot stool. Not even 15min later, another coworker had the foot stool! She had asked for it "because her knees hurt." :bored:
     
  18. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    Doctor - so I'm worried about pt in room ####

    Me - oh? Her vitals have been stable, and her pain is under control...?

    Doctor - yeah, but she's been in the bathroom a really, really long time. I dont see anything in your notes about GI issues.

    Me - that's because she doesn't have any that I've been told about by her or other nurses.

    Doctor - so the bathroom thing is new?

    Me - no. It's a non issue. She's just out visiting her baby in the NICU. It's on her board in the room :bored:
     
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