Let’s balance this blog out like the ironworker walk- stories high. When I think about how hard it can be to nurse, I will just remember: I can climb a clinical ladder, but I couldn’t climb up a beam and work.
Maintains is the name of the game here and I am cleaning up the shop. I am sweeping the floor and catching up with the shine. I am happy to see that some of my favorite writers are still writing, and I am super happy that Nurse K is off the private duty blogger jobber. I checked out Kim’s Change of Shift, and I might even go and read Grand Rounds too (is that still around?)!
It has been a crazy year! I missed nurses week, the respiratory therapists and the EMS weeks! We all have rough years, seems I am not the resilient cockroach I once was as a child: the bounce back is hard but I am ready to hop on the happy ball and get it together. I might even go back to school!
I skipped on over to a new job in neurology. I love the low ratio. At first I was thinking: this is a cakewalk, the patients seem hemodynamically stable, there isn’t even any ectopy on the tele monitors!
It is not easy at all, I soon found out why the ratio is low: The impact of the neurologically impaired is devastating. The emotional toll is high. I have never bagged so many bodies in my life as I have in neurology. I figured out that the comparison between ischemic stroke occurs more than the hemorrhagic but the big brain bleeders die more.
I know I won’t stay in neurology forever. I think it is a good experience and I will take the information and run away with it. It will give me some balance because I always said: it can’t be Afib, CHF, AMI forever. I will get back to the heart, eventually.
Speaking of matters of the heart: If you are an ironworker and stumble upon this blog which is probably not likely since I am guessing stumbling is not in your nature (thirty stories high) message me.