I can't believe I haven't posted in a few years. Wow...time really flies. Let's catch up on things...
I'm still working in the observation unit...or CDU (Clinical Decision Unit)...not sure what the official name is. It has definitely changed since when I first started 3 years ago. We get a lot of patients that don't belong there. Like some doctors don't really examine them or find out the real problem until they send them to the observation unit. It can be frustrating. We also get a lot of alcoholics and drug addicts that just need a place to stay. I don't really think that is what a hospital is there for, but the doctors can't seem to say no. They've moved our unit 3 times now....the last time was just yesterday. I think it will be a good move as the last 2 moves we've had to share the floor with another unit and it was pretty miserable. So I'm happy with this last move. Hopefully it is our final move.
We got a new manager last October. I wasn't thrilled with the change as the last manager was someone I've worked with for years and consider a friend. She knows what it's like to be a floor nurse and worked to make sure things were fair for us. This new one comes from being an educator and not the floor. It really makes a difference when you have someone that is very familiar with being a floor nurse and dealing with patients, families and doctors. Oh well, can't change it. Trying to make the best of it.
It doesn't seem like much else has changed over the last couple of years. Weird! I feel like I should have more to write about. Hmmm???