Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Feast or Famine

August was a busy month for my little Ob department we had 35 deliveries which is more than we have had in 2 years. Every night in August I had patients which is quite unusual, but a nice change I would rather come to work and work although now that I am in school some quite time is good too. August first we changed to a new computer system that has increased the amount of time it takes to chart anything, so we have all gotten a lot of practice on Sorian (the name of the system).
My first week end of call last month I was out of town unfortunately because I could have racked up on the overtime which would have been nice. Then the rest of the month no one was called in oh well.
Now that it is September we only have 17 due this month so that means lots of low census which really stinks because we have to use our Personal Time for that, or we can choose to not get paid. I know I cannot afford that so I guess I will use some Personal Time. On the nights I work with little or no patients I will be doing homework!


nurse on call said...

It doesn't seem to matter hoe many deliveries your hospital has[We do 150] They all seem to come and go at the same time

Milk Mama said...

Wow. An OB Nurse. You're seriously my hero. I loved my OB nurses. They were so wonderful!!! :D

I'm glad you found my blog! I love yours!

AtYourCervix said...

We use Sorian - it takes a bit getting used to it - and it tends to have bugs that take it offline from time to time.