Saturday, January 7, 2012

MY new years, a little late I know

My "happy new years" was quite an interesting one, I spent it working. Though I wondered if it was a full moon!!! The 30th & 31st I worked 12 hrs each night... and boy were they interesting!!!

The evening started like most nights, vitals then meds then diaper changes then sleeping pills for everyone and tucking them in for the night.

Then at like 10pm my co worker comes to me all worked up that her patient had peed all over the floor, was SUPER confused and needed to be restrained. Sure enough, we went in there and the floor on the side of the bed was SOAKED.

Thankfully he didn't put up much of a fight and we sucessfully restrained him.... but that wasn't to be the end of restraints...

I helped finish restraining one patient, just to be asked by another one of my co workers yelled for assistance from one of her rooms because one of her patients was trying to hit and kick her. When I entered the room, the patient was naked, poo was in multiple different spots. Thankfully I'm STRONG...

And I got the patient tied.... poor guy, once we had him tied he was sounding so pathetic.

My co worker and I were able to use team work and thankfully protect us and the patients.

We brought in the new year with non alcoholic bubbly and TONS of food. One of our patients even brought us new years hats and mardi gras type bead necklaces

which we LOVED!!!! And we were loud - not that our patients noticed as we rang in the new year together.

Too bad our celebrating didn't last all shift as the same patient that we restrained earlier in the night had a full blown, grand mal seizure - lasting 11 minutes.... my first one. Nice way to cap our shift huh?!

Anyways, HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone out there, I hope it's everything you wanted it to be and soooooooooo much more!!!

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