How come I didn’t know about this?
Yes, there is enough fat in a Cinnabon to last you for a week and clog even the widest coronary artery.
Doesn’t mean I wouldn’t have gone for a free one!
Kudos to Cinnabon for doing this, I don’t know of any other non-healthcare company who has ever given free goodies to nurses during Nurses Week.
I’m verklempt! Seriously.
In fact, to show my appreciation to Cinnabon, I’m going to have to purchase at least one of these each week.
Since I’m dieting, I won’t be able to eat it, but I shall buy one nonetheless and give it to my thinner colleages.
I do think it is funny they had to limit it to one roll per nurse! Geeze, it’s not like any of us would eat a dozen.
Editor’s note: I accidentally deleted my Obama post when I was deleting old drafts. After panicking for five minutes, I was able to recover it from my RSS feed (thank goodness for Google). Unfortunately, the comments section could not be recovered, which is a major bummer. Didn’t want anyone thinking I was censoring comments! : )
Is it possible to be bored in an emergency department?
It has nothing to do with how many patients you do or don’t see during a shift.
If you think about it, so much of ER is just rote repetition, unless an emergent situation shows itself.
IVs, blood draws, medicate, evaluate , EKG, re-medicate, re-evaluate, CXR, re-medicate, re-evaluate, Normal Saline, re-medicate, re-evaluate, CT, re-medicate, re-evaluate…
You get the picture.
I’m not burnt so much as a I am bored.
I’d rather write, concentrate on school, do a million other things than work. For every two night shifts I work it takes four days to recover back to a normal schedule.
If I feel like this working in a decent ER with great co-workers and having most of the last few weeks off, I’m afraid of what I’ll feel like when I get back to my regular schedule at the end of December.
When you start getting depressed because you have to work the day before your shift, something is wrong.
I’ve been here before.
But unlike before, I am not going to make any knee-jerk changes until I have a chance to evaluate all options available to me.
Do I need to move on? To what? To where?
So I do what I always do and that is focus on my patients.
Yes, the tasks are routine but the patients are not.
Every patient is a new and different experience, even though their chief complaints may be similar.
The ER may be routine for me.
It’s far from routine for my patients.
And in the long run, it’s not about me, it’s about them.
I just wish I could shake off this melancholia.
It always has.