SENTIMENTS OF A NURSE #respetargamay #justice #buhaynurse
1. When you buzz / have complaints and I do not come right away, it's either I am attending to a patient bedside, or I am assisting a doctor during his rounds, carrying out his orders or admitting a patient. Do not storm into the station like you are my only client.
Unlike special areas like the Intensive Care Unit where the patient ratio is 1:1 , ward nurses IDEALLY cater at least 5 patient each. However, in the Philippine setting where there is usually shortage of staff, the ratio reaches up to 2: 70 or more. In an 8-hour shift, the nurse on duty tries to balance and manage her time as she caters numbers of clients with different needs and health priorities. She tries to juggle activities such as administering medications, carrying out doctors orders, admitting a patient, and other nursing procedures all in a day of duty.
2. Do not fret nor lurk around the station trying to threaten me to attend to you immediately. I shall attend to you once I finish attending to a PRIO patient's health needs.
3. We are humans too.
No matter how tough we look on the outside as we try to save lives every single day, we get exhausted too. So bear with us a little. A day of putting up with every patients whim, and performing tiring nursing activities, also wears us off.
4. You do not own this hospital. Please do not act like you do.
5. We respect you, but please respect us.
6. When I insert an IV and I do not get it on the first try, I feel terrible. I am sorry, but sometimes veins are very fragile/sensitive and would bulge on the first try.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.