I have to work every other weekend and this was my weekend to work.
7:30am - I've been at work for half an hour. I've gotten report from the 11-7 nurse, stocked up my med cart and am ready to start the morning med pass. This is the time that we give out the most medications and I won't be done with this until about 9:45am. At noon I'll do another med pass, but it's much quicker than this one.
Since I can't share pictures of our residents for privacy reasons, I'll share a few other things seen around the Nursing home.
This is our resident bird, named Shakespeare. This bird is a girl, despite the male name and was named by a resident several years ago. She gets a lot of attention from the residents and visitors. She sits across from the nursing station and occasionally drives me crazy when she squawks while I'm on the phone. :)
Weekends can be a little quieter than weekdays because the department heads aren't there, we don't have people going out for appointments, Dr's don't come in... So, after I got my meds passed, treatments done and charting done I had time to work on a continuing education course. We have to do 2 or 3 of these a month, and it's nice to get started on the first day of the month.
This one was on vision and hearing loss in the elderly.
After a glance at the paper, I took a short nap too. We had a calm, quiet evening spent relaxing and enjoying a phone call from our son in Kentucky.
Although I really miss being able to go to church on my working weekends, it was still a nice day!