Still at home with my ILI, but my spies at Acme Regional’s emergency tell me they saw 85 patients during the day shift, and a little over half of them complaints on the variation of “fever and cough.” And Occ Health has decided making its employees wait three hours in a rainstorm for their H1N1 at the public clinics was a bad idea, bad for morale and quite possibly bad for your employees’ health — hey, what could possibly be better than gathering in a cold rain with a lot of potentially sick people — so they decided to cough up (so to speak) some vaccine, and actually started needling some nurses.
But enough of my workplace. I’m a bit better, and am deciding whether to show for Nights tonight. Six nurses are now out with the flu from our unit alone — all of them seniors including me — so staffing charge and triage and the resus room is beginning to be an issue.
There is no feeling like the fine, lovely, and compelling nursing guilt that comes from a sense of letting your colleagues down. Which is why so many of us idiotically drag ass into work, half dead.