The other night at work, a patient gave the nursing staff a cake with an angel drawn on the top in frosting & something like 20 or 30 cupcakes which each had a gold angel pin attached to it as well as flowers for one nurse that took care of the patient. It was very sweet! It's nice to be appreciated.
I had the other half of my ACLS prep class today. It is an excellent class or maybe I just lucked out & had excellent instructors. The actual ACLS class is in 2 weeks. Today we all got to take part in mock codes & be the nurse in charge of the code. Although I don't like having to stand up in front of a room of people, afterwards I could definitely tell my confidence was boosted after walking through the code. Gina found a great web site for ACLS practice. I think it's www.ACLS.net. I'm going to check it out shortly. Practice makes perfect, right???
After class I went to my first hospital to drop off my schedule for October & November = 4 scheduled days. The woman that handles the schedules was practically begging me to pick up some shifts this weekend. She even thru in a $100 bonus for each shift I picked up. I told her I'd call her back in about an hour. I had to think it over & also see if Gina was interested in working. We decided to pick up Sunday night. Why not? It's extra money. I have a feeling that we'll be getting more offers like that over the next few months as the snowbirds return from up north & the hospital census increases. I like extra money. :)
I cannot wait for fall weather to show up. It is soooo hot right now. I'm talking 96 degrees plus humidity. As much as I complain about hot weather & hurricanes, I love Florida. I don't think I could live anywhere else. Ok, time to go back to my favorite activity = relaxing. Have a good weekend everyone!