Monday, July 27, 2009

My night

4 hours running around in Emergency. Back upstairs to ICU to get report on my pt. Go in to asses pt - he has bleed through his CVC dressing. Clean and change it. Check NG residuals - ridiculously high. Deal with that. Paperwork. Break. Pt bled through CVC dressing again - change it. Residuals high... again. Deal with it. Paperwork. Beligerant pt swearing at me and ripping her IV out. Managed to reconnect IV and settle her back to bed (with a little help from another RN and the magic of Versed). Paperwork. Fluid balance totals. Meds. Tape report. One more med. Home.

And that is how a 12 hour shift flies by.

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