For all who are sick of hearing about the nursing shortage I've been having constantly, don't bother reading this because here we go again. I know I'm sick of it as well.
OK so Linda started Sunday,lives about 6 miles from here,ideal for both of us. At 7p, she showed up (on time) that's a plus. And than it began to unravel from there. John's shower? didn't bother to shave my John-it takes 2 so of course I was in their. Didn't wash his back,water was not hot.John back to bed(she couldn't lift-John is only 140#'s) Couldn't straight cath,I had to do it. 9pm meds due,clock says 915pm, 1030PM I said I was going to bed. She asked if there was anything NOT TO DO, such as noise to wake me (micro/TV) I thought well maybe there is a chance and she was just nervous-asked me if at 4am she could call home with her cell,check on her Family-I said of course. So off to bed I went, but I had the "TV" in my room could see John, back up I went! (hadn't seen her in 45 minutes) came downstairs and there she was on the stairs exercising!!!!!!!!!!! talking on the cell phone 1215am. So between seeing on the TV,and hearing,every 15 minutes I hear her flippen cell phone,her in John's room talking on it. John not even turned,her not giving him fluids. Caught her at 515am using my stability ball!!! The worse part was John lost his pillows and his neck was hyper-extended! Try breathing or swallowing in that position. My God, theses people are Nurse's! The more I see,the more I know how good I was as a Nurse. I sent her home at 630am
Next up--thought I had someone that was decent,had her scheduled tonight,she wanted to work every wed,and Thur. Guess what? She called me yesterday morning said her Husband has a job,and can't work here, because she doesn't have a babysitter. I was stunned,I don't even remember what I said,I know my tone was, well, less than nice.
I'm getting sick of it people,I really am. I'm about to just resign from even looking,maybe that might help. I even had someone e-mail me with a e-mail address of sexynurse!!!!???????. What in God's name is happening to the Nursing Profession, or is it all over the place
Ohhhh I'll get by, I always do but..........