Personal shout outs to night shift ER nurses Ray-Anne and Priyanka. No one likes to be in the ER and for me it was a scary experience. They both made me feel extremely well cared for, I never felt like I was bothering them. Kind, compassionate and attentive.
The morning shift swap came with a palpable change for the unit. It sucks being understaffed and I don't pretend to know how staffing works in a hospital, but unfortunately there are still sick people that need care. Management needs to have a better plan for when people call in sick so those that show up aren't burnt out and unable to do their jobs 100%.