It all started four years ago, the beginning of my nursing career. Right here at this
not so lovely place. I also was a patient once myself. So, for me, the attachment goes beyond what people might think. It's where I learned everything I know about nursing!
The co-workers I have are amazing. We are so dependent on each other and because of our small unit, in an instant if someone needs something, in an instant, someone is there!
Tonight when I go to work I will be embarking upon a change. A change, I have to say, I have been dreading for the past few years. Yes, the new unit is nice with all of the new technology and new equipment, but I do not like how big and spread out everyone will be. This change is going to affect how we "nurse" (as a verb) and how we take care of our patients. Hopefully, we get used to things quickly and I'll end up liking it much better than anticipated!
Here are some pics I took of the old and the new!
OLD BREAK ROOM...AMANDA AND CORY!
Central nursing station
Bigger room, stocked with upgrades in equipment. And each room has a window. Shocking, but in the old hospital, not every room had a window!
Now, there are individual charting areas outside each room.
And, each room has a door. In the old unit, each room has a magic curtain!
I add the picture of the bathroom because in the old unit, there were ZERO patient bathrooms. So, now the patients who are awake and able, they have access to a bathroom!
Hope you all have a good week ahead!