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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Best day yet!

Well, folks, I knew the day would come when I could actually blog about a GOOD day at work.  Actually, any day is a good day at work since I truly love taking care of my patients.  Sometimes it's just frustrating because I'm not great at time management and prioritizing tasks and such so it feels like I'm running all day long without food, drink or potty relief only to still be behind at day's end. Yesterday, was no such day, let me tell you!
I wasn't working with my preceptor because she took on the role of charge nurse, so I was with another nurse.  We had four patients between the two of us.  I took 3 and she took one. (That's the brakes folks when you're a newbie resident!)  I was actually able to get all of my assessments done and charted and morning meds passed before my lunch break, which was around 1:30 (vs the 3 and 4 o'clock lunches I've been taking). I returned from lunch and discharged one of my patients and was actually caught up enough to admit another, but that patient ended up going somewhere else, so I just had the two patients at the end of the day.  I clocked out around 6:55 p.m. versus 7:10 or even 8:00 I clocked out one day last week! Aahh, did that feel good.  I'm so looking forward to many more days like that and even better.  I needed that little boost of confidence because it's time for me to move up to four patients, and before yesterday, I could barely manage with three.  Keep those prayers coming, friends. I've come a long way, but still have so far to go.


  1. YAY!!! Im so happy for you!! I know it must be so exciting to have a "good" day to blog about!!! lol I hope you all have a Happy Easter.

  2. Yay Eastlyn! I know how good it feels to finally get acclimated to a new job and get to a point where you start doing it well! I am so happy for you and wish you even more success as you continue to learn the ropes! :)

  3. That so fantastic! Before you know it you'll be up to 25 patients. just kidding. But I have faith in you. I know if I was in the hospital I wouldn't want any other nurse than you :) Good work!

  4. This is awesome Eastlyn! With every job there is a learning curve, you'll find your groove and you'll manage it all just fine. I'll keep praying for your time management and sanity :)