Things I’ve Learned, Part One

Welcome to a new series exploring all the craziness that has been the last week.

So let’s get straight to the first Thing I’ve Learned in the last week: I’m glad I’m not a nurse.  For starters, 12 hour shifts are insanity. Due to staffing shortages, you might get sent to a different department on a short day. You might not get a weekend, or two consecutive days off.  And you’re dealing with sick people. By the looks of it, you’re also required to wear colorful crocs and loud Hawaiian shirts that look like scrubs. That brings us to the second thing I’ve learned:

Hospitals are no places for healthy people.  I came back from being in a hospital room with my wife for four days with a sinus headache, a sore throat, post nasal drip, and goodness only knows what else. Antibiotics are my friend.

2 thoughts on “Things I’ve Learned, Part One

  1. LOL!

    Welcome to my world!

    But I love nursing. I love to help people.

    You mainly see the Hawaiian scrubs working with kids though. We definitely don’t wear them in mu ICU! ;)

    And you’re right: If you’re NOT sick, you DON’T need to be at a hospital! You’d really be surprised at how many people just go to a hospital to HANG OUT! Go to the freaking mall!

    Augie, how about adding some type of “Subscribe to Comments” plug-in? It’s really cool to be able to track blog posts that you’ve commented on.

  2. Chris — Good point. When I was visiting someone in the ICU and ER a couple weeks back, it was all solid greens and whites. It was just in the kiddy sections where nurses went for bright colors.

    I’ll look into the comments subscription thing. It’s not a bad idea at all. Thanks!

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