Okay now that I got that out I thought I would share a story of something that happened to me today at work. I switched shifts with a girl at work so I worked the day shift. It was my first time alone and on the side that I never work on. What could go wrong right?
Well, I was doing my med pass when and Aide told me the Shower Aide needed me in the bathroom. I figured that the resident had a bruise or cut that I needed to be notified of. I'm not lucky enough for that. The resident was actually impacted. Well, not quite but I won't give you the details of all that. Her crap was literally so big she couldn't get it out. So as a nurse sometimes you have to glove up and just help a girl out.
So I put gloves on and start doing my job. Everything is coming along okay when all of a sudden the fire alarm goes off. I have to stop what I am doing and go back out to the dayroom to make sure all the residents are there and accounted for. I also have never been involved in a fire drill at work so I am hoping I am doing a good job. Once the fire drill is over I am headed back to the bathroom. I continue what I was doing prior to the drill. When I think about it, it is kind of amazing that in a span of less than a minute I am manually taking poop out of someones butt and then I am in charge of making sure everyone is doing their job, residents are safe and accounted for. I am the person in charge. What a change of roles in such a short period of time. In case you are wondering my resident was much better after my help.