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Walk into work.
See that I’m working with my favorite nurse.
See my assignment.
After the 7th interruption during my first assessment.
Can’t open a med.
When I’ve waited all day for a physician to round and he or she sees the patient without telling me, doesn’t answer their pager or puts in a note
Chart my assessment on the wrong patient.
My patient decides to start deteriorating when everyone needs to pee and/or needs pain meds NOW.
When I’m finally at lunch (at 1400) and someone comes in to tell me something about my patient.
Updating the 4th family member on the phone, because apparently no one talks to each other.
When I get report on my train wreck admit and tell my coworkers about them.
9 hours into the shift.
When I see night shift start to arrive.
After I give report.
When I get home.
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