Monday, March 3, 2014

On call, Sunday morning



 Overheard at the nurses station at 7:53 a.m.:

"So far we've had 2 try to escape, 3 wander out buck naked, a lady in DT's screaming about spiders, 4 calls to security, the lady in 17 smoking weed in the bathroom, the guy in 24 masturbating in the hallway, and it's not even fucking 8:00 yet."

16 comments:

Suze said...

I remember shifts like that. Sadly I now care for my father who is a pleasantly demented soul that loves to escape! Thanks for the smile.

jimbo26 said...

Makes for an interesting morning .;-)

Anonymous said...

as a layman, i would think you were working in the psych ward.

bobbie said...

Typical morning report...

little_LT said...

Dr. Grumpy, I think you've been on my floor.....

Medic2RN said...

Such is life on the neuro floor!

The guy in 24 said...

Look, I see 3 people wandering around buck naked, I can't help myself. Like you'd do any different.

Anonymous said...

The guy in 24 at 12:56 PM

So wrong...but oh, so hilarious!

Kate said...

And people say college doesn't prepare you for the real world.

clairesmum said...

and you are NOT allowed to medicate the staff - only the patients! those nurses are doing heroic work under adverse conditions - you don't see manglement and the people in suits with all of these events in THEIR work spaces!

RehabRN said...

Yes, those naked ones get ALL the attention from the staff (probably because they are the most noticeable, outside of the clouds from the character smoking).

I hate days like those. Makes you wish for aerosol Ativan.

Would love to know what kind of unit you were visiting: neuro or med-surg?

Nurse Dee said...

Sounds like my unit! Though when ours wonder they go to SIMCU and get hooked up to ECG cause of issues seen at that point in time - live and learn - lock up the ward and hope you don't have the key

Anonymous said...

why, oh why, does TJC miss these weeks??

cliffintokyo said...

The early birds are sooooo unoriginal. How about the guy climbing on the roof at midnight in his yogi bear costume?

Anonymous said...

Lol at the comments. I think this is the only site on the internet where reading the comments section makes me feel BETTER about humanity.

Louise Jago said...

Yep sounds about right! Only on ours ours we would have seizures and someone trying to top themselves with a stapler!

 
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