Stereotypical

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Lucky

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Job market is tough. Talking to one of my classmates that is still looking for one. I suggested looking further away, like I did… but it seems that positions have dried up here as well.

She’s thinking of volunteering now. She realizes she won’t really be working as a nurse, but it’s something, right?

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April 10, 2011 at 23:00

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Stamp of Approval

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While running around grabbing supplies, I pinched my finger between two doors.

Yeah… don’t think I’m ready to do that kind of case on my own.

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February 18, 2011 at 16:37

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The Never Ending Case

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My room has only had one case today. I left the room at noon for nursing orientation and came down during a break. The case is still going on.

We started at 7:30. It is now 13:30.
Hopefully it will be done when I get back.

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February 15, 2011 at 14:24

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Chaos Ensues

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“You’ve been busy tonight, haven’t you?”

The officer looked up from what he was writing, and with a slight smirk uttered “you have no idea.”

The hospital I work at is located in a small city, next to a slightly larger city, which is only hours away from major metropolitan cities. This hospital is not a trauma center, but a small community facility. Yes, we do get the random MVA or assault, but not like we experienced last night… and not all in the same night.

Hang around a hospital long enough and you’ll hear someone mention that the full moon brings the crazies out. What you may not hear, but after tonight it should be considered, is that the first warm day of the season brings out just as much of the same crazy

The night started off in typical fashion- busy at the change of shift with a handful of admissions. Soon enough, the board started to empty out and all was well.

And then came the crazy. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 25, 2009 at 18:24

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Pride and Corrections

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Like many community hospitals out there, the one I work at uses hospitalists. If you don’t know what a hospitalist is, they are the physicians that admit patients into the hospital from the Emergency Room when their primary doctor won’t admit, doesn’t have admitting privileges at the hospital, or they don’t have a primary at all. They admit them to the hospital and take care of them for the length of their stay. Hospitalists can be moonlighting internists or part of a physician group (which my hospital uses). If you want a clearer explanation of hospitalists, please check this page out.

When I got to work last night, this was the report that the evening shift gave me:

“Well, we started off pretty bad but as you can see we were able to clear the rack. Ultrasounds were done on beds seven and twelve, and we’re waiting to get reports back. Bed ten started drinking about half an hour ago and CT is already aware when he’ll need that scan. The hospitalist is working on bed six’s admission and he’s got three more to go after that.”

“Which hospitalist is on tonight?”

“Dr. Adams.” The clerk motioned to the reading area and I took at look at the doctor. He looked vaguely familiar, and I’m pretty sure I had worked with before. We said our goodbyes and the clerk clocked out and left. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 11, 2009 at 19:57

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Countdown

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Two more months until I am unemployed.

I still need to hand in my letter of resignation, but I’m feeling very torn. The school suggests that you don’t work for the year you do the program. My family and my SO also feel the same way.

My co-workers? Completely the opposite.

“No! Don’t quit! You can still work on the weekends.”

“Yes, I could. But it would really suck. I’ll be in school or clinicals five days a week, and then I’ll have to drive up two hours and work Friday and Saturday. Then I will have to some how recover fully Sunday and start all over again.”

“You don’t have to work all weekend. How about just Saturday?”

I feel really bad quitting, but I have to. I have to focus all my attention to school, and that’s it.

Maybe.

Let’s see what my schedule looks like.

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March 31, 2009 at 11:15

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