Help!

Help! (Photo credit: Father and child (Photo credit: screwattack)
Help! (Photo credit: Father and child (Photo credit: screwattack)
Help! (Photo credit: Father and child (Photo credit: screwattack)
Help! (Photo credit: Father and child (Photo credit: screwattack)

“Easier said than done” – the best quote that suddenly popped up on my mind at this very moment. Why? Because of these people around me who sardonically talks about ideal yet doesn’t even know what the said word really means! Hmp! Negative critics with a foul mouth!

I felt so uninspired.

I wanted to shout, shut up! But I can’t, and I certainly won’t. They are superiors, we are subordinates. But doesn’t respect beget respect?

The word toxic or busy is being avoided. Not allowed to be used. They don’t want to hear it as an excuse.

So, how are you going to define having too much workload that needs to be done in an eight-hour shift?

Asking for help doesn’t mean you are weak and incompetent. Their evaluation does not reveal what your capabilities are, not at all. They are not with you all the time anyway.

The main problem of this hospital is lack of staff. But it is clearly written in the hospital’s policy that an on call nurse is assigned in times the area will experience t*xic situations.

She was alone that night when a critical/very sick baby was born. No information from the Delivery Room and the baby was shifted directly to the NICU. What the heck! A single nurse cannot do everything that is needed to be done. Every second counts!  One nurse should be with the doctor to assist, and the other is the runner (get this, get that, need this, need that). I was then summoned (in the middle of the night), as an on-call. No buts, I rushed to the hospital and lent a hand to my colleague. I stayed there for hours. When everything was settled and stable, I left. Exhausted yet fulfilled.

The next day, the first paragraph happened. I was the one disturbed, but I never did complain. I am a nurse and ready to do my job no matter what. How come these other people who were not present that time showed resentment?  They don’t even know the routines in our unit.  They were ignoble and called her inefficient. Is it because we are handling small patients? That’s an unacceptable reason. What if something happened with the patient because of human error? Who will be responsible? Them? Of course not, but the nurse on duty/on site.

Why don’t they try to put themselves in her shoes? They should learn how to appreciate, be considerate and heedful.

All I know is: During emergency situations, don’t be proud. ASK FOR HELP!

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i love to read and write..thanx DF for publishing my articles.. been inspired since my first article (Taking care of tiny lives) was approved.. "hindi mahirap ang bawat gawain kung laging isasapuso natin"..