Picture this: In the middle of your shift, the floor starts trembling and smoke suddenly appears. Is it an earthquake? A fire? Before you can duck and cover, the mist starts to clear, revealing…a genie (bear with us)! He’s arrived to grant you one work-related wish! We asked our Facebook fans what they’d ask for—read on for their funny, practical and touching responses.
What’s your work wish?!
All of my thoughts and scrap paper notes would magically form coherent and complete charting!
Can I pee?? Can I? Can I?
—Tammy Lynn Horne
Tireless legs and feet, eight arms (while at work only), a huge amount of patience, no codes”¦I have too many wishes!
Please grant us abundant staff, full stomachs and empty bladders for ALL the shifts my colleagues and I work. Thank you!
How about $1 for every time I answer the question “When will the doctor be here?”
For all patients and families to say “please” and “thank you” and understand they’re not at the Ritz-Carlton!
—Karen Lawlor Sanom
To have us staff based on patient acuity and not on numbers. Combination of 12 total and AMS patients is not equal to 12 walkie-talkie patients!!!
For all my patients suffering with pain to be without pain.
A special pill to keep patients from having Code Browns in their beds….
A second pair of legs I can change into when the first ones wear out!
A Mini-Me. I do bedside care and medicating, Mini-Me does all the writing!
A FULL 30-minute lunch break!!!
Cure all cancers.
To have an RN from administration come work the floor for a week.
—Michelle Lindsey Nuchols
Please grant us a HEALTHY HEALTHCARE SYSTEM!
—Linda Wicks Creedon
Bring the teamwork and passion back, and care for each other as we come together to care for the critically ill. And most of all, stop the gossip.
Make all people understand that nurses are both the backbone and the heart of the healthcare system.
If a genie appeared on your shift to grant you one work-related wish, what would you wish for?