Good Morning Sept. 30, 2006


    Hi To All!! Well, can you believe another month almost at an end!!
    They sure are just speeding by!!

    I'm sort of surprised no one has started the thread yet!!
    Well, here we are--inviting all premium members to take a few minutes out of the busy day & spend it with us!!--you know--THE LOONEY TOONS GANG!!
    That's not me, of course!!:roll :roll

    I'm at work with still over 3 1/2 hrs left. I'm Charge. We have only one more empty & the admit will be mine.

    Busy here again--busier every day!! Boy, these guys are REALLY sick, too!!

    Well, wishing you all a great SATURDAY!!

    I'll be back

    mary Ann
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  3. by   NurseyBaby'05
    Hi Mary-
    I'm right there with you. Our acuity has been really bad too. Thank goodness I'm on Eastern Standard time. Only 2.5 hours to go. I really only count until 06:00 though because that's when things start getting hectic around here and that last hour just flys on by. We're technically full, but the ED is hopping so we may have to take one more. The way ED works it will be @ 06:30 so they don't have to take anther pt. before they change shifts. (And I think it's mine.) I'm just keeping my fingers crossed. Time to to get some blood from people.

    Happy Saturday Everybody!
  4. by   Tweety
    Good morning! Dayshift worker here just getting up.

    I'm having some eggs, toast, and coffee, just keeping it simple.

    Have a great day!
  5. by   nursemary9
    Hi Again

    Tweety, have a good workday!! I hope your accuity is less then ours and less then Nursebaby's!!

    mary Ann
  6. by   jmgrn65
    Good Morning work day for me.
    Patients have been very sick and acuity up.
    One of my dogs is sick, thurs night into fri morning she was vomiting. She stopped that, she just isn't eating. This is a dog that food is everything. Otherwise she is acting normal. Vomit didn't look abnormal, just regular old stomach contents. I think she got into something I just haven't figured it out yet. She is drinking water. So i guess I will just watch her very closely. She doesn't have any other symptoms.
  7. by   suzy253
    Good morning everyone! Work evening for me. Woke up with a startle--thought I heard the doorbell ringing. Must have been dreaming. Then the kitties saw I was up and wanted breakfast.

    Hope your doggy feels better jmgrn. Do doggies get stomach viruses?

    Won't know about my acuity on my floor until I get in there. I'm sure we'll be full.

    Only 39 degrees here. I have the heat on downstairs.
  8. by   sirI
    good morning all

    acls recert today. mostly physicians in the class. should be interesting.....

    i need coffee right now......
  9. by   CseMgr1
    Morning, All:
    By reading the previous posts, it's obvious that as the seasons does the acuitiy of the patient population. I remember those days very well during the 8 years I worked on the floor. We could not do admissions fast enough, for they were coming through the ER or as direct admits as if they were on conveyor belts. We quickly ran out of beds, and had patients lined up in the hallways and three to a private room. The other nurses and I who were responsible for all the IV starts and meds were run ragged. It was
    horrible, and just when we could see the end of the day coming, we'd get asked (or ordered) to work OT, because a nurse had called out for the 3-11 shift, because they or their child were also sick. It was a vicious cycle, which (as we all know) continues to this day and has become a critical issue as the population has aged and become even sicker.

    JM, hope your doggie gets better. It's just as bad as having a sick child, isn't it?

    My son called me late yesterday afternoon and told me that the owner of that assessment and counseling service who I interviewed with yesterday morning called him and reported that she really liked me and wants to hire me for an office position as soon as her budget permits. He has worked for her contracturally as her IT person since 2001, and has watched her business grow from an office in the garage of her home to a nice one in a new office park. Sometimes it helps knowing somebody, in order to get your foot in the door. Although things are going well with this job prospect, I am still planning on going to a job fair today with a local merchant, who is advertising for seasonal help. My BIL told me that I should just save my gas and not go, but with every day that I don't have a job, things get bleaker...and bleaker. To make matters worse, the VA reduced his benefits by $120/month in error...even though they have the documentation in front of them, confirming that his 18-year-old son is still a full-time high school student. When my BIL called yesterday and asked why this had happened, the VA caseworker responded: "I don't know". The government's incompetence and blatant indifference to the needs of their vets who have and who are now fighting wars for them is infuriating, and my BIL and sister have had enough. She is going to send an e-mail to our Congressman this weekend to this effect. It probably won't do any good, but as I told both of them yesterday, it's better than doing nothing...and going hungry, to boot.

    Well, let me get down off my soapbox and get ready for the day. Have a good one!
  10. by   jnette
    Morning Peeps!

    DH is up and making pork tenderloin with eggs and toast for breakfast. Now isn't he a sweetie?

    Guess I need to top off my coffee and make the bed. Lots to do today.

    Case.. I'm so pleased to hear the good news. I hope when I get back you will be gainfully employed, and liking what you're doing. Hope everything turns out well for you. :kiss

    Hope all who are working today have a peaceful, smooth, hassle-free day.

    45 degrees here, Suzy. Brrrr. But warming up the next five days. Yay. Not that I'll be here, so who cares? And plenty warm where I'm going!

    OK.. breakfast is SERVED !!!
  11. by   jnette
    ooops! Siri... teach those docs something, Girl! :chuckle
  12. by   CseMgr1
    Thanks, Netters. Enjoy that vacation, ya hear?
  13. by   suzy253
    Warmed up now to 58..supposed to be in the upper 60's. I can live with that! Rest of the week will be in the 70's. I guess we just had a really chilly start this a.m.

    Enjoy your trip Netters. You will be missed. But of course you already know that. :wink2:

    Best of luck and best wishes to you CseMgr!!!!!
  14. by   rninme
    Morning all !

    Slept in this am....yaaaawwn! Finally awake, drinking my first cuppa joe.
    Chilly here, leaves falling....bright blue sky....beautiful!

    Need to chain myself to this computer....get my next 2 papers done...historical perspectives in nursing from the civil war to the present day. EEEEEK! Ordered Elizabeth Norman's book on nurses from Viet Nam....and it's not here I am stuck for a bit. So...I'm off to the ANA website....see if I can access their nursing history archives.

    Have a wonderful day all!!