So work was TERRIBLE tonight!!! (I am an LPN) It was just wayyy too busy, I got a new resident, I had a resident dying, I had a resident very sick and anxious, everything was busy, I had a resident slap me across the face (at which point I lost my cool. I would NEVER touch one of my resident's, but I yelled back, which I shouldn't do.. they are not of sound mind and I understand that. Six months ago I took it and laughed about it later, but since I have been pregnant I get so upset when they hit me. My fellow nurse said "don't worry about it, everyone has lost their cool it's just human nature... just try to stay away from that person and get off of the unit when there is trouble.. but I still feel like ***)
Then, I got an order to get bilateral eye cultures (swab the eyes) of one of my residents who does NOT like to be touched. Well, she let me do it and I was so happy. Then, the nurse coming in after me helped me fill out the paper work. After we sent it, we get a call from the supervisors that we didn't label each vial RIGHT or LEFT and we didn't write enough. Well, by that time I started the eye drops (as I was supposed to). They told us to get another set. We did that set correctly and sent it. That didn't stop the 3rd shift supervisor from teasing us NON-STOP to the point that she was degrading us.
So after a lot of crap she said something to the effect of "How many LPN's does it take to mess up an eye culture?"... I let it go at first, but then it just boiled in my belly. So I went up there and said "Get the right up slips out. You know what *Flow (changed the name, ha) ? I've never gotten an eye culture before. I had a terrible night back there and I am exhausted! You guys don't do your job perfect either! How many times did *Barbara ask you to get that Lidocaine order for *Mrs. Brube?? How many RN's does it take to get an order?!" and as I was walking away I shouted, "WRITE ME UP!"
The night was so bad that at one point, I went into a resident's bathroom to cry! My week has been crappy altogether and I am completely exhausted mentally and physically most of the time. Seriously, could you guys not flame me please and maybe even back me up? TIA