Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My first month

I've just about finished my first month in my new job as a MET/resource nurse.  I really love my new job!!  It's great for someone who is social and loves action.

The first two weeks were fairly mellow but now that staff knows we are here (I work three 12 hour night shifts and my partner works four 10 hour night shifts) we are being called upon much more often.

My first week started with a bang in that I transferred two patients to my old floor (CCU) on my first night!  But then the second night I had not one page!!  Then the third night I helped in the ED with a code on a 40 yo that we pulled through who died a few days later in the ICU.  In my down time (which there was a lot of this week) I mentored the new GNs and introduced myself and my position to the staff.

My second week started out with 4 Code Mr. Greens (extremely agitated patient) in the same 12 hour shift!!  Not my cup of tea!  But then had a trauma code, several METs and a BAT (stroke).  

The last two weeks things have really picked up and I have had quite a few more METs and just clinical calls in general.  The hospitalists are getting to know my partner and I better and are giving us more leeway in judgment calls which is nice.  The staff is excited to have us around and the ADNs are glad to have another set of hands in the hospital to help them too.

All in all the position is working out great!  I'm quite happy with it so far. :0)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

What is your blog film rated?

I found this on another blog and figured I'd try it.  I wasn't sure what mine would come back as since sometimes I tend to rant!!  But it bases it purely on the words used.

Here is my rating:OnePlusYou Quizzes and Widgets

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It's only issue was with my usage of the word pain.........interesting!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

An interesting shirt

Tonight I had to go to our locked inpatient psych unit to relieve them for break since there is only 2 RNs there at night.  I've done it before and it has always gone well with all the patients sleeping the whole time I'm there.


Tonight 3 patients were still awake when I got there at 12:30 am.  They were conversing quietly at a table in the common area.  I just sat at the nurse's desk while 1 RN when to break.  All was fine.  Then 1 patient gets up and I happen to notice his shirt.  It was a black tee shirt and on the back it said "Caution does not play well with others"!!!  And the not was underlined!! 


I about fell out of my chair and had a really hard time not laughing!!!  To see a psych patient with that shirt on just seemed hysterical to me!  Maybe I'm the only one though.....I'm not sure!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Quiz.........a or b?

I know I haven't been blogging here for a little while and I plan on doing an update of my new job quite soon but had an incident the other night that I have to quiz everyone on:

Which is the correct situation for an anesthesiologist to teach a hospitalist to intubate?

a) a controlled OR setting


b) a setting where the patient is in flash pulmonary edema with a pH of 6.8 and CO2 of 100

Please leave your answer in the comments section.  I imagine you can guess which one happened to me the other night.  Grrrr.

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