Good Thursday Morning 1-20-05

  1. Good morning to all. Good evening to some because I know it's still yesterday over there.

    So I come into work and hear "You're being pulled to do AOD (Administrator on Duty)!". I hate being a charge nurse, much less the supervisor of the major trauma center in the area. It's been awful. Critical care has been a nightmare. I come in and there are no crtical care beds. CCU has four tripled assignments due to call outs, ER is packed, patients crashing on the med-surg units. I'm so tired from all the stress. It's not worth the aggravation. :hatparty:

    End of rant.

    Everyone have a nice day.
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  2. 60 Comments

  3. by   presC.
    hi tweety, sorry to hear about your day. enough rest & sweet sleep and some backrub from dh will take away the stress...

    and heres breakfast~ fresh ripe papaya & manggo. coffee and peanut butter sandwich.

    just like to say hi to all and morning!
    will check later. need to go back to my review.
    Last edit by presC. on Jan 20, '05
  4. by   RainDreamer
    Mornin' folks.

    Tweety, that stinks that they just spring that on you like that. I hope the rest of your night goes smoother for ya, hang in there.

    Pres, hi and morning to you too, good luck with your review.

    I still don't feel good. Went to sleep early, at about 8:30 and woke up about an hour ago and got sick, now i can't go back to sleep. And I have to be at class in 6 hours.

    Hope you all have a good night/morning.
  5. by   abundantjoy07
    Well, I usually don't post in the good morning threads. But I decided to post today because of the subtle irony. It is morning...but yet it still feels like yesterday because I haven't gone to bed yet. *YAWN* Good morning and good night! I have to wake up early tomorrow for classes and a long study session in the library afterwards. 6 hours of sleep and then it will truly be morning! Well for me at least. I wish all of you a wonderful morning and a great day.
  6. by   Spidey's mom
    Good Morning - it is 11:56 p.m. here in CA. Still Wednesday for a few more minutes.

    Had a great day - wonderful cesarean delivery of a baby boy, big, healthy sucking his thumb.

    I cannot fall asleep though and have been awake for almost 24 hours. Went to bed about 45 minutes ago and just laid there so up I go and here I am.

    Tweety - we consider 20 patients through the ER in a 12 hour shift extremely busy. One of our pm nurses called in sick leaving one RN and one CNA and we were at our ratio when I left - still trying to call in a nurse to help. We have no cushion at all for sick call.

    Hopefully things will get better for you.

    steph
  7. by   URO-RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    Good Morning - it is 11:56 p.m. here in CA. Still Wednesday for a few more minutes.

    Had a great day - wonderful cesarean delivery of a baby boy, big, healthy sucking his thumb.

    I cannot fall asleep though and have been awake for almost 24 hours. Went to bed about 45 minutes ago and just laid there so up I go and here I am.

    Tweety - we consider 20 patients through the ER in a 12 hour shift extremely busy. One of our pm nurses called in sick leaving one RN and one CNA and we were at our ratio when I left - still trying to call in a nurse to help. We have no cushion at all for sick call.

    Hopefully things will get better for you.

    steph
    I can't sleep either. :uhoh21: So, I am listening to online radio...and reading posts.....
  8. by   HannasMom
    WOW!!! I'm 53!!!! As of today January 20th!!!!
  9. by   H ynnoD
    Quote from HannasMom
    WOW!!! I'm 53!!!! As of today January 20th!!!!
    Happy Birthday:hatparty: Hope its a good one and you get everything you wish for
  10. by   URO-RN
    Quote from HannasMom
    WOW!!! I'm 53!!!! As of today January 20th!!!!

  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Jo Anne
    I can't sleep either. :uhoh21: So, I am listening to online radio...and reading posts.....
    As everyone knows, I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the internet .. . . how do you access online radio?

    steph
  12. by   URO-RN
    Quote from stevielynn
    As everyone knows, I'm a babe in the woods when it comes to the internet .. . . how do you access online radio?

    steph
    My dh laptop has msn,so i just click on the bar where it says msn radio. Then, I choose what type of music I want to hear.This is all I know. I don't mess around with the new MP3 or Ipod whatever they are called.:uhoh21: :chuckle

    Argh...I think I am going to take some melatonin...see if that will make me sleepy. :stone
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from Jo Anne
    My dh laptop has msn,so i just click on the bar where it says msn radio. Then, I choose what type of music I want to hear.This is all I know. I don't mess around with the new MP3 or Ipod whatever they are called.:uhoh21: :chuckle

    Argh...I think I am going to take some melatonin...see if that will make me sleepy. :stone
    MSN is our homepage too . . .I'll try it sometime but I'm headed to bed too. I got up at 1:45 a.m. to go to work and it will soon be 1:45 a.m. again 24 hours is too long to go w/o sleep.

    Thanks for the info Jo Anne - best of luck to both of us falling asleep.

    steph
  14. by   Tweety
    Happy Birthday Hannasmom!!!

    Everything is settling down and as long as "knock on wood"....well I'd better not say it. Let's just say it's like standing tiptoe at the end of a cliff and if a breeze comes along, it's a mess. LOL

    Our rehab unit had 4 sick calls this AM, leaving one nurse, Something's going around. Sick calls are tough to cover much less four.

    Thanks PresC. that breakfast sounds good. Mangos are a bit expensive this time of year here, but when they get cheaper I gobble them up. Just bought papaya last week.

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