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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Don't Ask

It's not quite 0230 and I am dressed and drinking my morning coffee. I'm splitting the night shift with a p.m. nurse who agreed (under some duress I might add) to stay until 3 a.m.

LavenderDE stayed to do the 3 to 11 shift in the "easy" cottage. That is to say there are 21 higher functioning residents who can usually tell you if you have given them the wrong medication. I told her to finish the evening meds a.s.a.p. and turn the keys over to another nurse by 10 at the latest.

We're too damn old for this kind of thing. But I'll still have to hang in today until certain key tasks are accomplished.

So why oh why am I wasting precious time writing on my blog? Who the hell else is going to listen to me whine?

8 Comments:

Blogger Syd said...

Somebody should really warn the morning staff what they are walking in to. Pam with too little sleep and too much coffee. Yikes!

4:08 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Man, I REALLY HATE working all-nighters, red eyes as we call them. It totally knocks you down & out for 2 days afterward. The older I get, the harder it is. Early sign ins suck too, as you have to get UP in the middle of the night in order to sign in on time.

10:57 AM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

I hope the shift flew by for you.

11:25 AM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Since you feel like a whine, perchance a glass of a nice shiraz? Hope your shift goes smoothly, but I won't hold mah breath ;-)

6:41 PM PDT  
Blogger Mocha said...

Hey. We'll listen to you.

I agree with Nelle. A shiraz and a foot bath sound like a great combination. Hang in there. ;-)

7:49 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Actually Syd, the morning shift thinks I ought to go on nights permanently. That way, they have fresh coffee waiting for them when they arrive and then, my usefulness over, I can go home ;^)

I always wondered how flight attendants did it KMae. This 3 am business is not common in nursing. It was actually my staff that came up with the idea because they deduced, correctly, that 12 hours beats a double shift any day of the week. They make some extra money but they can still sleep.

JM, Nelle & Mocha :o) Actually, it went OK. I didn't get all of my charting done because I stayed until about 1:30 pm to deal with all of my nursing director stuff. But everyone got their meds and breakfast and I didn't lose a single patient. LOL!

Mocha! Glad to see you home from the BlogHer grand poobah parade. And those nonentities who had their own meet and greet at the bar? They so wish they had snapped you up when they had the chance. *neener neener neener* to them! 3 snaps and a margarita to the bud who dropped a fart for you.

6:58 AM PDT  
Blogger Mocha said...

Just smiling and giggling at ya, hon.

And all of a sudden wondering WHY YOU DIDN'T COME MEET ME THERE?

2:45 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

I know, Ms. M, that San Jose seems but a hop a skip and a jump from me. But career obligations and my upcoming September trip made it a bit more complicated than I was prepared to handle. If they do Chicago next year, I will be arranging my life to get there :o)

7:25 PM PDT  

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