I've been workin' like a dog..........

  1. Is it just me or has all hell broken loose???????

    I have worked 8 12-hour shifts (7P-7A) out of the last 9 days. I am totally exhausted and we have been really busy. Our NICU has explode and L&D has been full almost every night.

    I am so freakin tired that I can't even think straight. I've been on auto-pilot for about the last week. I couldn't even figure out a simple drug calculation last night. I keep coming home and wondering if I charted every thing, gave all my meds, etc. It's really scary sometimes. At least my babies were alive and breathing when I left.

    Thank goodness I have 4 days off now.........

    Heather
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   emily_mom
    Take a nap...or two...or three....

    Kristy
  4. by   renerian
    Enough said..........

    renerian
  5. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Through December, and still creeping into January now, we have been busting at the seams. Doubling up private rooms and turning them into semi's. Women laboring in triage. NICU having to pull from everywhere and offering $25/hour incentive, otherwise they'd be functioning at -11 staff.

    Heather
  6. by   Heather333
    I wonder what's goin' on?????
    They asked me if I wanted to work tonight. I didn't say no.........I said HELL NO!!!!!!!!!. No way I'm doing 5 in a row. They are short 4 nurses tonight. I feel bad but I am too tired to be working. It's just not safe.

    Heather
  7. by   Lausana
    Maybe it's time to add a little "STOP BREEDING" comment at discharge? :chuckle

    Get to napping!!
  8. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Lausana
    Maybe it's time to add a little "STOP BREEDING" comment at discharge? :chuckle
    You don't know how many times I've brought up at unit council meetings that we should be adding that line on the d/c teaching sheets, and they just look at me like I'm nuts.

    Heather

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