Sunday, October 7, 2007

*Heard from the Nurses Station

Multiple IV infusion pumps are alarming.

Bed 2 puts his call light on.

Bed 4, "Nuuuuuuuuuuuurse! I need water!"

Bed 3, "God DAMMIT!"

Bed 4, "Waaaater! Nuuuuuuuuuuurse! I need waaaaaaaaaaaaaaater!"

Bed 7, "Somebody help me, pleeeeeeeeeeeease!"

Bed 5 wretches.

Bed 4, "Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurse!"

Something crashes to the floor in Bed 1. Thankfully, not the patient.

Bed 4, "I want to see the monkeys!"

Laughter from Bed 8 (and the nurses station).

Bed 4, "Nuuuuuuuurse! Nuuuuuuuuurse! Nuuuuuuuuuurse!"

Bed 3, "Oh, Damn."

A dying infusion pump from the dirty utility room continues to beep.
'C' smothers it with pillows.

Bed 3, "Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy."


*I am on auditory overload.

4 comments:

Lori said...

Do you actually have that many beds in one room?
I remember when I did floor nursing, I used to get so mad when one roommate would wake up the other, then I had 2 tired/cranky patients to deal with. The one thing night shift nurses have going for them is that patients are typically asleep! Except in the ER! And apparently where you work too!

Scoobers said...

No... not all in one room. In one pod. These people were yelling, carrying on and hearing one another from different rooms.

Myth: Patients sleep at night.

His Girl Friday said...

I'll second that myth!!

Oh, I can sooooo relate!! I only lasted 8 months on the tele/med unit...when they gave me two patients that should have been in PCU, plus this full assignment short the help...I said 'I'm done' and transferred out!

My sympathies!!!! :/

Ingrid said...

Funny, these comments are now echoing in my ears...