A gathering of thoughts and stories from a 12 hour night ER nurse. Some will be happy and some will be sad, but don't visit if you don't have a dark sense of humor and don't like a bit of sarcasm. I tend to use humor to deal with death and stress.
Sunday, February 8, 2009
I get this call from a nurse on one of the floors the other night and she says "Can you come and check this super pube for me?" I make my way up there and am wondering what I'm going to find.....................a HUGE pubic hair or a superpubic catheter!!!
I'm Tracey, a 34 year RN who works the 12 hour night shift. I now work as an ER nurse. In my career I've worked 1 year in med/surg/oncology, 8 years in cardiac critical care, and 2 years as a MET/resource nurse. I recently transferred to the ER. I started this blog as a way to deal with the stress that nursing has delt me. They say getting it all off your chest is the best therapy.
I also wanted a way to remember some of the more special stories. Thanks for reading and feel free to leave comments as you please.
You can contact me at nighttimenursing @ gmail . com
This blog follows all HIPPA privacy rules so you will never see names or specific hospitals etc to protect the privacy of patients. Think you recognize yourself in a story? You probably don't......there are a lot of patients out there you know ;)
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