How do you know it's been a crazy day in surgery? When you turn around and see this:
This is Cnurse...she was my partner in crime today. I thought she had the head gear because she was beating her head against the wall all day! Actually the Surgeon gracing us with his presence is a bit slow...the first case was very long so to prepare herself for the next case she put some padding on her head so it wouldn't hurt if she fell asleep and hit her work table...We've been very short staffed this week and it's been a juggle job to have all staffing in the rooms. Cnurse is our charge nurse and usually doesn't have to work in the OR rooms except to give breaks and lunch. Not this week! So on top of her charge duties, she did OR duty too. Good job! We have a fun staff that will pitch in and work on days off (Donna!) or stay late. We even had a nurse get hit by a car crossing the street from the employee lot ...and then after the ER patched her up she insisted on going back to work! I mean she was hit, rolled over the car hood, landed on the street, crawled up to the sidewalk so she didn't get run over again...walked herself into the ER...not kidding! She was very bruised up and her elbow was killing her but nothing broke. She's a good bouncer! What saved her were all the magazines she was carrying in to put in the waiting room for our patients. She landed on them (mags not patients)..well tomorrow is Friday and it's a doozy day too. So go hug a health care worker, you never know if they've just been hit by a truck or something!