This is (Also) Triage

This is how I feel when all my favorite people are at work.
This is how I feel when all my favorite people are at work.
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This is how I feel when I walk onto the unit, and night shift has the lights all dimmed.
This is how I feel when I realize that two people called in sick, and we’re going to be very short-staffed.
This is how I feel when I realize that two people called in sick, and we’re going to be very short-staffed.
This is how I feel knowing we can’t ask any other unit in the hospital for help (because they don’t deliver babies and they are repulsed by the idea that blood comes out of a vagina).
This is how I feel knowing we can’t ask any other unit in the hospital for help (because they don’t deliver babies and they are repulsed by the idea that blood comes out of a vagina).
This is how I feel when I clock in, and find out triage is already full. But I’m not worried about it, because I’m working with my favorite charge nurse.
This is how I feel when I clock in, and find out triage is already full. But I’m not worried about it, because I’m working with my favorite charge nurse.
This is how I feel prioritizing who I will see first.
This is how I feel prioritizing who I will see first.
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This is how I feel when I discharge the patient with round ligament pain and the patient who “bled two days ago when I wiped”.

 

This is how I feel when there’s a revolving door, and I immediately get two more patients. One can’t sit on the chair and is doing this half-hop in the wheelchair. And then I feel like:
This is how I feel when there’s a revolving door, and I immediately get two more patients. One can’t sit on the chair and is doing this half-hop in the wheelchair.
This is how I feel when she stands up and a baby’s head pops out when she stands up to get into the triage bed.
This is how I feel when she stands up and a baby’s head pops out when she stands up to get into the triage bed.
This is how I feel catching her baby with my bare hands so it doesn’t hit the floor.
This is how I feel catching her baby with my bare hands so it doesn’t hit the floor.
This is how I feel when I look at the clock and realize it's only 10am.
This is how I feel when I look at the clock and realize it’s only 10am.
And this is how I feel when I find out I missed breakfast.
And this is how I feel when I find out I missed breakfast.

 

It is so weird that we’re busy in triage after any holiday, after a football game, or any other event where people are celebrating—and maybe in more ways than one 😉 It doesn’t matter where you work or what kind of patients you see, when one of us is busy, we’re ALL usually busy.  Shout out to all my triage patients!! ❤

 

Until my next delivery ❤


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Neka
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Thank you, you made me laugh out loud tonight!

Lenore
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Perfect, especially this Christmas when the OB offices and clinics were closed on Friday. Everyone came to L&D. Can’t wait until the next week….

Retired Super Woman
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Love the wheel chair half-hop! My motto? Don’t get in the elevator with her! (Why is L&D always on the 80th floor?)

Jacob Mearse
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I’ve done L&D and ER, but as a nurse manager in the ED, I had all my nurses cross-trained to L&D, because not being able to help out an entire department is just silly. I actually lost a few nurses, who ended up falling in love with OB! (I should have warned them….)

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