Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Bored, bored, bored

I am so entirely bored. www.bored.com I have heard that there are lots of fun things to do there, but I haven't checked it out for myself yet. I just finally got one of my admissions, so I now have 3 patients. Whoop-de-doo. Two of them that were already here are easy. I really like one of them, and not just because he said I have beautiful eyes (not in a hitting on me sort of way--the guys is in his 50's and said I remind him of his granddaughter). Nice people are fun to take care of. It is nice to hear someone say that they really appreciate you taking care of them. The problem is, he doesn't really need any help-none of my patients have tons of needs, as far as nursing goes. I give them their meds, help them get cleaned up, one is on bedrest but can turn himself, the other can get up by himself using a walker, and the last one just had a little tumor removed and is doing fine. Everyone up here is a little bored. Okay, a lot bored. We are passing the time by thinking up ideas for themes for our potlucks. We have come up with colors, ethnicities, letters of the alphabet, and that is it so far. Not an especially creative bunch. But then again, we are bored, and sometimes that just sucks the creativity out of you. Admitting a patient can be a little busy, but once you have them comfortably tucked into bed and figure out their orders, they are just like your other patients. Well, this one is, anyway.

Bored, bored, bored. Maybe someone will call me and keep me entertained. Oh, but I do have 5pm and 6pm medications to look forward to. Those will be a real hoot. . . .

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