But my manager pulled me aside to tell me that it's going to be a written warning.
I'm ecstatic, really I am, that I'm not getting fired for this bullshit. But even getting a written warning irks me a lot. If they audited every nurse on say, one unit, they would end up with half of the nurses there getting in trouble for viewing files of spouses/family members because they had their verbal permission.
It's just ridiculous.
I've had two floor status patients the past couple days, who were actually really pleasant and appropriate. If all floor patients were like that... ok, I still wouldn't like it, but it was ok for a couple of days. Both were very liberal older people, who liked to read and discuss politics/culture. Very enjoyable conversations actually!
As opposed to the patient I have today, who is much more my cup of tea (elderly, demented, on pressors, lined up) who screams at me every time I try to do anything, and gives me snarky comments when I do something he actually wants. For example, "the lights are too bright". I shut off the lights. "There ya go! It's just one brilliant break through after another in here..." he says.
Basically, it's nursing heaven for me: elderly gentlemen, end of life discussions, pressors, arrhythmias... but I get to go home at 1pm, downstaffed! (I'm on overtime.)