No, really - what is your EMERGENCY?

This used to be the journal of a nursing student at a prestigious 4 year university that will still remain unnamed. This is now the journal of a Registered Nurse working in an Emergency Department in a major US city. All names have been changed to protect the stupid and the mean. There is no educational value in this journal, sometimes it will be downright mean and catty - this is where I come to vent!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The ED smells bad

So, we are almost finished with our ICU class - this is really, really good news. We got lectured last week on our attitude in class - I won't go into the whole thing, suffice it to say, we were not the problem but we are now silent, never ask questions and no longer provide our opinions, even when asked. Anyway, I have decided that I love the people I work with, but I have no respect whatsoever anymore for the people I work for. They handled an easy situation unprofessionally and with no respect at all. Someone never told these people that respect works both ways - you can't expect it if you never give it.

So, yesterday was oozing leg wound day in the ED. For some reason, the cellulitis/gangrene bus pulled up in front of our ED and let everyone off. And just so you know, peppermint oil spray does not make it any better. It actually makes the smell worse.