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Random Tuesday:Work Edition

Random Tuesday: Work Edition

It’s random Tuesday folks and today’s topic: Why I hate being in charge.

  • 723 pm: The shift seems to be starting off normal.  I have enough staff, no problems seem to be on the rise…..dare I say it will be a good night?
  • 845pm: 16 year old patient delivers.  She and her equally young and dumb 16 year old boyfriend get into it because she let her best friend hold the baby before she gave it to him….She demands we call security. 16 year old Baby daddy escorted off the property kicking and screaming.
  • 915pm: Surgery in the OR with a uber : don’t touch my baby, don’t give him any meds, don’t cut the cord until it stops pulsating, I want to breastfeed on the OR table. Oh and my husband will take photos of it all with my Canon 5D Mark II.  SMH. All while I’m hemorrhaging on the table and can barely get a word out. It was a fiasco. And the man couldn’t even focus correctly on that big bad camera to get a photo of her uterus outside her body.  Because that’s where it went when she had a hysterectomy after bleeding so bad. And while his wife is halfway dead, he still keeps saying, but she needs to breastfeed now! AND TAKING PICTURES!!!!FOOL!!! Your wife is bleeding to death! Put down the damn camera!!!!
  • 1025pm: 16 year old baby daddy sneaks back in because 16 year old baby mama LOVES him and didn’t mean it.  Security finds out and re-escorts him back off the property. SMH.
  • 1130pm: Calm…….I try to relieve folks for lunch.
  • 1215 am: Older Dr who needs to retire is going to delivery a baby with forceps.  The baby is obviously too big for her pelvis.  BUT she wants a vaginal delivery NO MATTER WHAT! Well. The 10 pound 5 oz baby does come out of her vagina.  But from the looks of it, she looks like Humpty Dumpty: Can she be put back together again? And even worse? Baby comes out not breathing, traumatized from having his head pulled on for so long and so hard.  SMH. Now I’ve got a traumatized Mommy, Traumatized baby and extra paperwork to fill out as I write this up.
  • 115am: All hell breaks loose.  3 patients deliver at the same time. Every one is pitching in. I ask a nurse to go to one of the deliveries and she refuses. Says she is busy with her patients. Both of whom are sleep.  OK. I got cha. I refrain from cursing her out….
  • 300 am: I’m still thinking about cursing her out, but now that I’m sitting down for a moment, I compose a loooooooong write up on her lack of teamwork, laziness and funky attitude.
  • 330 am: My most ghetto nurse( I’m serious, her theme song should be “I’m so Hood”) and lazy nurse get into it.  SMH.  I swear I hesitated when she swung on her just because….I’d been wanting to do it all night.  But must be professional…security and supervisor called…
  • 415am: Let the call outs for the next shift begin! I get four call outs in 15 minutes. WTH? The rush begins to find staff for day shift.
  • 530am: Two people found to replace four. But that’s nursing. SMH.  And a patient rolls in form EMS screaming her head off.
  • 0600am: She’s one centimeter.  Back to the house. By cab.
  • 659 am: Is it time to go yet??????The day shift charge nurse came early. I give report and stay behind for an hour more charting on patients I watched, babies I did stuff on, more paper work due to the forceps delivery, the hemorrhage, the baby daddy……..
  • 915am I am home. Where’s the bed???

And I’m in charge tonight ya’ll! Pray for me!!!

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  • Reply
    Mrs. Mocha
    January 24, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I LOVE your job. There is never a dull moment. Although, my heart does go out to you on the extra paperwork. I really hope that the baby is okay (from the forecepts) and that the mom who almost bled out is okay.

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    Cam | Bibs & Baubles
    January 24, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    hats off to you. I don’t think I could handle all of that!
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    January 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    And that is why I could not be a nurse it’s just a bit too much but hats off to you for being able to handle it all. Why do so many nurses call out wait *re reading your entire post* I know why
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    January 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    at least there’s never a dull moment! lol

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    Preshus Me
    January 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Your job is so crazy it hilarious! Is every night like this?
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      January 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Thankfully no!

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    Diva (in Demand)
    January 24, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I love it when you write about work! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! LOL
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      January 27, 2012 at 1:04 am

      Glad I could make you happy!!

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    January 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Yasssss!!! I live for these posts. Can I come shadow one night. This ish can’t be real. Can’t be!
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      January 27, 2012 at 1:00 am

      It is SO real! There is no need for me to watch a reality show! I work in one!!!

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    January 29, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    LMBO!!!!! Girl I swear you need your own reality show..for real. I thought hospitals were calm..SMH
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