Monday, July 18, 2011
ER nursing is all about timing
I be bein' an ER nurse a long time and I know the tricks of the trade. Its all about self preservation at this point in my "career". I no longer have the need to take more patients than everybody else. I like criticals but I'm not going to knock another nurse down to get to one. That shit is for the newbies and the less than about 5 yearbies.
Means of self preservation: Take my load right away and deal with it, whats coming next may be a lot worse. If I see frequent flyer mary is coming by ambulance and I have had her 100 times, hmmmmm...bed 3 needs to be revitaled about now. I am not above using friendship with the current triage nurse to not put a bad frequent flier in my area. Hey...relax...I'll return the favor when I'm in triage. When I have my limit, sorry inept fellow ER nurse, not taking another one. I'll be in the med room. Deal with it.
You might think this isn't a good thing. Oh well. I am for the equal distrubution of wealth in the ER. I'm a commie in the ER.
Posted by girlvet at 11:36 AM