Tag: ER nurse stories

Some things I have learned …

– It’s good to be (friends with) the King … – Mashed potatoes do not go well with ribs-n-beans … – Patience pays off (somewhat) … WWU – It’s Good to be (Friends with) the King:  All hail our ER director!  Yep,… Read More

Getting Back in the Groove …

WWU:  Oh Paradise – where are you?  I had a tough weekend.  With alleged abuse/DV, delirium tremors, pregnant folks with belly pain, along with the latest bout of flu patients who arrived by-the-bus-load … Arrghh!  I’m missing Paradise!!!  Sunday night was crazy/busy,… Read More

WWU = The pain that wasn’t

I knew it would be a strange weekend, based on the too-big-moon (NOT full, but still TOO large for my county), but – WOW!  It was busy volume-wise, (Cold and Flu!) but I have NEVER taken care of so many ‘non-existent’ chief… Read More

Long, long ago …

One tough day and then – a week of … holding my breath!  The twins are going to be ‘on vacation’ – across state lines (! … HELP ME!!!) later this week.  I hope they have fun … I hope I can relax… Read More

WWU–the ‘Numbers’ Weekend …

Too many of my cases this weekend were about chasing numbers: dangerously low levels (potassium AND glucose – separate patients); dangerously high levels (alcohol AND drug); correctly predicting and reporting the number of hours someone would need to be monitored through the… Read More

Dookey!!!

More experiments going on in the studio.  This one, while not a success on the pleasing color scale … I think its worth playing with ‘boiling glass’ again: Continuing on with the ‘dookey’ theme … WWU: Admitting complaint =‘Seizure’  Discharged diagnosis=CONSTIPATION(!) …… Read More

Another busy week …

Another busy week ahead … juggling for the needs of two-and four-legged family.  Driver’s Ed, puppies, errands, groceries, puppies, work meetings, dinners, puppies … Did I mention puppies?  Wouldn’t change a thing – except maybe adding a few hours to the day… Read More

WWU … Hmm – I like it!

Got through another weekend … this one completely at the new job.  It is definitely changing grass varieties – had one visitor complain that the magazine selection was lacking and outdated … umm, OK, I’ll work on that … (???)  But it’s… Read More

WWU – It’s All Good …

Officially worked at the new job this past weekend … Suffered a moment’s panic, when 10 minutes into the shift, the one and only patient in the department was discharged … “Holy Cow, this is going to be an insufferably long 12… Read More

Time for the next chapter …

I have my last shift at the hospital tonight… Spent the last 8 years there, learned a lot, have so many good memories, but now it’s time to turn the page … I start at my new job tomorrow in a stand-alone… Read More