Thursday, April 19, 2012


The shenanigans need to stop!

I was the most upset I've ever been when a co-worker "reported" me to the supervisor for the following things: initiating an insulin drip prematurely, left a primary pump infusing normal saline at 270cc/hr (as a flush), and did not document 10cc/hr saline drip that was running all night.

Lordy. Upon further investigation, the supervisor decided that my initiation of the insulin drip was not inappropriate at all, and he would have done likewise. The other stuff is too ridiculous to comment on.

Also, two staff members, who went unnamed but who supposedly are not tattle-tales like the other nurse, said that I had been using the a dictionary website too much during my shift. Well well well... is my bookwormish getting to people? I had a super easy assignment that weekend, and made a point to offer my help to EVERYONE else. It's perfectly fine for people to sit around chatting, or go out for smokes, or stare into empty space for long periods of time, but not ok for me to use a dictionary???

All of this may not have been a big deal except for the fact that I was in an extremely fragile emotional state that morning. I was going through a break-up, fighting off a cold, and just finished with a string of night shifts... among other things. Then I had to deal with all that nonsense. F'd up I tell ya.