Good Morning -
It's 5:00 AM (EST) here.
My one and only patient is safely sleeping with her heart a-beatin' (100% ventricularly paced @ 60 BPM). It was a "Goldie Locks" night - not too slow and not too busy. My patient seems to be improving. Doesn't need to be in the ICU any more, but still remains here. She's relatively stable (though her elevated BUN/Creat are of concern for everyone). Helped out the Med/Surg floor by putting together charts for their three admissions. All were settled in safely. In between doing tasky stuff, I was preparing myself to give a 2 hour in-service on TeamSTEPPS which our hospital wants fully incorporated. I took a three-day course on TeamSTEPPS over 4 years ago and we are JUST NOW getting it implemented throughout our hospital system. (Clarification: I started SBAR reporting 5 years ago which we've been using since them.) The "group" responsible in sharing the in-servicing hasn't offically met in over a year. I've asked a couple of times if we could all meet just to support ourselves for this phase of the process. All seem to recognize that we need to get together. It seems that coordinating the effort is a challenge because of everyone's busy schedules. In the meanwhile, I'll be doing my first presentation of TeamSTEPPS in about 6 hours (after working all night long). Yea!
Enough whining. . .
I'm off from work during the next three nights. Haven't seen Amy in three days. (Absence makes the heart grow fonder. LOL!) As it stands now, the only plans we have is to see AKY on Sunday which will be nice. Nothing else, though. Maybe house cleaning? Hiking? Diner and a movie? I guess we'll be playing it by ear.
Hope everyone has a restful week-end. Peace.