My Embrangled Day

21 Mar

Yes embrangled is a word. (you can look it up I am actually to lazy right now to post the link even though my spell checker does not believe me).

One  code blue.

One Respiratory distress.

One acute seizure.

One performance evaluation that did not end in a pay raise due to an administrative policy.

One transfer that never came because the patient walked out AMA.

One discharge that could not understand his medications after an hour of teaching.

One admission who was needing a cigarette.

Ending in one nurse crying in her car when it was all over.

All right I still love my job but….wow…this is insanity.

3 Responses to “My Embrangled Day”

  1. rick March 21, 2009 at 14:51 #

    Nothing is more challenging than working with people, either of the sick or administrative category. That’s the same kind of week I just had.

  2. David from Houston March 24, 2009 at 21:02 #

    In healthcare there always seems that the most hurtful BS comes from administration. There are good Hospitals and good administrators out there. One of the good things about this field is job openings are plentiful, and experienced personnel are valuable. Albert Einstein said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over with the expectation of a different outcome”. There is always going to be some BS and politics, but if it is out of hand find a better place to work. If you are not receiving any type of a raise over time you will be doing the same hard work for less and less money. I don’t know where you are but there are some good hospitals in Houston- You might check on Methodist Hospital for instance.

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