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Monday, January 30, 2012

ode to the med room

What would nurses do without the med room? It is a place of refuge.

If you feel like you are going to lose it, you go to the med room. If you have to blow off steam you take a co worker into the med room and let er rip. You can gossip in the med room. You can make fun of patients in the med room. You can cry if you want to in the med room.

I talk to myself in the med room. I ask myself what I am doing in this God forsaken place? I call the patients idiots. I take a few deep breaths if a doc or coworker pissed me off.

Espescially in an ER, the med room is like the eye of a hurricane. It is a calm and peaceful place in the middle of a whirlwind. No docs, no techs, no management. The only people with reason to be in there are nurses. Its like our own secret clubhouse and it requires a secret code.

I for one, couldn't live without it.

4 comments:

Nurse and Hospital Stories said...

Ah, the med room, the room of peace and quiet.haha. Reminds me of blue sea and grassland. Peaceful. :)

Cheers,
Peny@lab coat

Scrub Ninja said...

Somebody tell this to the architect here. Our "med room" is a square area at the dead center of the unit, outlined by the Pyxis, the meds table, and some wireframe supply shelves. Standing there makes you more visible than anywhere else.

talesfromtheniteshift said...

Love our med room. Oh if the walls could talk there...we would all be fired, I'm sure. I know our med room has prevented many homicides over the years. The tears, the screams, it has endured are innumerable.

EDNurseasauras said...

Miss having a med room, makes primal scream therapy impossible