When the Labor and Delivery board is lit up with multiple C-sections, EGAs of <34 weeks, and meconium stained amniotic fluids…
And did I mention the two transports on the way in???
I just wanted to say - thank you for posting that video. I don't know how you did it, but it was perfect timing. I just wrapped up 3 nights in a row for this week and it has been ridiculously busy and crazy and there were many times I found myself questioning why I even chose to go into this field in the first place. That video reminded me why I did. (not sure if you remember me, but I'm in that nurse residency program! s'been kinda rough, but. just keep swimming, right?)
The universe is such a funny place! I just logged back onto Tumblr because I was going to do a shout-out for you, anon! I was wondering how things were going for you… I’m so glad that you enjoyed the video! It absolutely brings me the utmost thrill to think that I can help or encourage any of my fellow nurses out there.
I’m glad that you’re sticking with it, too. I remember so vividly what it was like to be a nurse resident and navigating being a new nurse. I do hope you’re finding your rhythm and your place within the unit. If it makes you feel any better I just finished up a crazy 3-in-a-row round myself where there were several times that I just felt like I was a pee-wee football player in the NFL. (we like football in my house so sorry for the analogy!) I was literally dragging my feet walking out of the hospital I was so exhausted. But at the end of the day, (or maybe the next day when my brain had finally rebooted) I know I made a difference in my patients’ lives and that of their families. And you do too! Don’t ever forget that!
I meant to ask if you had found anyone that you’ve been able to talk to yet within your unit that is helping you adjust to nursing. I hope so!
On the outside:
On the inside:
"So… now that you work with babies all the time it must really make you want to start having your own, right?"
(who by the way has been working with this baby for six months…)
Thanks so much, everyone! I am blown away by how many people have found this little ‘ol adventure into post-shift decompression entertaining.
(and thanks to quinnaverycrafts for being #100… sorry there’s no door prize!)
Especially when you know you’re not back for a whole week.