Sunday, March 27, 2011

scared of the SICU

MICU vs. SICU... is this a problem anywhere else?

MICU says... SICU nurses are uptight, snobby, picky, and generally assholes. This may be attributed to the fact that surgeons think they are gods, therefore SICU nurses think they are demi-gods.

SICU says... MICU nurses are too laid back, give too much fluid, deal with too much poop, and have patients who are generally too whiny, uninteresting, and die too often.

Yesterday I was super tired, so went downstairs for a cup of coffe with an extra shot. Went back up the elevator, got off, went around the corner into the unit. Noticed a new sign above the badge swipe-in. Then noticed that the lighting seemed different, and the blinds on the break-room window were closed. I stood there blinking and feeling disoriented. Then noticed that the people around me looked "uptight, snobby, picky" and busier than usual. Then noticed I didn't recognize a single one of them. OOPS, I walked into SICU, not MICU. Got off on the wrong floor. And I high-tailed it out of there. WHEW... that was a close call.