It has been crazy busy at work. There are 4 RNs that keep kinda keep all the plates spinning, first of course is the Director of Nurses, then the Nurse Managers of the ED and the Medical Unit and then me the CQI/UR/Infection Control Nurse. The four of us rotate executive call, in other words after hours we put out the little fires and handle call-ins etc. The DON is on sick leave and the ED Nurse Manager is in Nurse Practitioner school. That leaves me and the MedU Nurse Manager to put out the fires. Oh and the administrator rolled the ED Nurse Manager position into the DONs responsibilities......so when the DON comes back there will still be just 3 of us rotating call.
Sooo it has been really intense for the last 3 weeks. This is a picture of my desk. I quit cleaning it up, I just keep layering things on top of things.
Okay I can't upload any pictures. I wanted to upload pictures of my office for you to see......but Blogger is mad at me and won't let me.
I'll be back with stuff that is Rattling Around In My Head, maybe with and without pictures...we'll see. If you have any ideas on how to fix my problem, let me know.
This a vintage bedside table that I bought at an auction and on top of it lives a collection of McDonald's Happy Meal toys from the Wizard of Oz and one little chipmunk. Oh and Snow White was won out of one of those pick up machines by a co-worker's child. The sign behind them was posted on a door in surgery. I always meant to put in in one of the bathrooms at home...
And this is a shelf laden with my work--that's my work or last 5 years on the bottom two shelves. Reports, indicators, minutes, policies and procedures blah blah blah.
On the top and first shelf is my stuff. My nurse dolls, my cap (nobody even gets one anymore) that I never liked to wear, various glass syringes, an old fetascope that we used to listen to fetal heart tones before the days of dopplers, old books and bottles and etc.
Yes my office is just like me, messy and multi-layered. Sigh.