Horoscopes just for Nurses!
If nurses eat their young, Leo, how come they never stock nurses in the vending machine? This is your week to counter negativity in the workplace. Serious silliness may be in order.
Although it’s tempting to tell Call-Button Cathy that permanent pain relief is, in fact, possible, let it go. Nothing good will come out of it, and she’ll resent the time it took her to figure it out.
99% of patient visitors give the rest a bad name. Try keeping a sense of perspective this week, Libra!
It seems like no one is listening to what you say, Scorpio — but just try making one mistake! Your audience is larger than you ever imagined.
The severity of an itch is inversely proportional to the patient’s ability to reach it. This week, you have patients with extremely short arms: they can’t reach their itches, their butts, their pillows — anything except the call light button! Smart nurses will quickly figure out the appropriate intervention here: move the call light out of reach!
Scheduling stress starts early in the week: if only we could get time in a bottle to be used PRN! Lacking that, some really good blackmail pics of your NM might help you get that much-needed time off AND keep your position secure.
Clear communication with a colleague might smooth out a troubling situation — but is it worth the stress and tension it’ll take to start the conversation? Flip a coin: heads means yes, tails means probably.
Confidence is a function of experience — just hang in there a little longer and you’ll start feeling better about what’s making you anxious. Don’t beat yourself up by feeling like you *should* know everything — you can be a nurse for 20 years and still have a bad shift!
Problems on the unit? Recommend a solution that requires more paperwork, more labor, and more stress — it might not actually solve the problem, but you’ll be picked out as a shining star by management and moved into administration, where those unit problems? Are no longer yours. Normally optimistic Aries is feeling down this week, but it will pass by Thursday.
The grass may be greener somewhere else, Taurus — but that may be because that’s where the septic tank is! You’re making choices this week: make sure you do your due diligence first and investigate what the situation really is before you make any moves.
This will be a week full of learning experiences. We’re sorry. Under no circumstances, say the “Q” word this week.
Escapism is a perfectly valid way to deal with stress and overwhelm…try going wherever it is the doctors and residents go when they don’t answer THEIR phones & pages!
Star Charts by Suzanne LaBarne are for Entertainment Purposes ONLY!