Horoscopes just for Nurses!
A great nurse is licensed to practice in many states: state of confusion, state of exhaustion, state of amazement. You are a shining example to all nurses everywhere this week Taurus with your versatility!
Asking for support is tough but necessary: eliminate feelings of overwhelm with the support of peers and colleagues. Or, failing that, you can always consider asking for advice and then doing the polar opposite: sometimes that’s the only way to use ‘helpful’ criticism from peers!
Biohazard protection to look for snacks in the unit fridge? Necessary — and not the most unpleasant surprise you’ll have this week. Good luck, Cancer!
When a patient reports an allergy to scorpion venom, do not ask how they respond to other blindingly obvious items: they may feel the need to test the possibilities!
Someone has to keep doctors from killing their patients — that’s why there are nurses. That being said, it’s probably not a good idea to find an old Posey just before rounds….
People (and patients!) who think they know everything are especially annoying to those of us who do. Smile and nod and the week will pass quickly.
Turn your annoying colleague onto the beauty and adventure of remote medical support: perhaps they will send you postcards from their new gig in the Himalayas — and even if they don’t, you’ll have the joy of knowing you helped someone achieve a dream job. Isn’t that enough, Scorpio?
A heated discussion on dress codes for nurses gets you accused of skirting the issue. Don’t be afraid to hold strong opinions Sagittarius! You are one smart cookie and it’s okay to let the world know.
Integrating patient preferences into care plans is tricky when your patient believes in the therapeutic use of meth. Think of it as a learning experience, Capricorn!
Is it better to be happy or right? This week you are forced to choose — but trust your gut and know that the risk is worth the reward!
Helpful family members are the bane of your existence: watch them ‘quiet’ noisy monitors and pumps, remove ‘uncomfortable’ IVs and stomp on what’s left of your sanity. All, of course, while trying to make your life easier.
Write it down, write it down, write it down. If you don’t need your own notes for CYA purposes, you can use them later in the Great American Novel.
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