Monday, August 4, 2008

So, the orientation rolls on...

So, I've got 6 shifts down....and I think I roll with the punches pretty good. I've had up to 6 patients, done discharge teaching on a knee, admitted patients, called doctors for orders, and done what I've had to do.
I've dealt with the docs that ignore us, the ones that seem very friendly, and the ones who are in the middle. But, what I can't understand is why a doc won't call us back for a patient....especially when it's a stat and I've paged 23 times over 2 hours for a B/P of 89/48....geez.
I've got 5 hours of IV sticks ahead of me it's gonna be a long day. Any suggestions?

1 comment:

Mother Jones RN said...

Take a deep breath and dive in. It sounds like you're doing a great job.