There is nothing like a new job to make you feel like an idiot, especially one that you have studied for, take an exam to get a license and are given a title for. I spend each day learning something new, every single day and feel at times caught up and then in an instant completely overwhelmed and not sure which task to tackle first. Priorities, thats what its all about as I do my nurse hokey-pokey.
You put the IV in, you take one out, throw it in the red box and move all about…You take the pills out, you put the pills in, throw away the wrapper and wonder where else to begin. You take down the dressing, you put another one on, you flip open the red garbage lid and then the gooey one is all gone. You shuffle with the walker to bathroom, you wait outside the door, they tell you they are all done and hope they don’t fall on the floor. You listen to their lungs, you listen to their heart, you ask them to turn over looking at their butt, hoping they don’t fart. You dump the puke out, you give them some drugs, you wait and see if they throw up again and watch them sleep like slugs.
Its musical, its fun, don’t you wish you were a nurse too?
(everyone clap hands!!! yayayayayayayayayay.)
(extra action to wash hands between each verse…try it, you will like it.)