What It Is Really Like in the ICU

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NateB

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Copied from the internet.. Sometimes we need to laugh a little

A shift In the life of an internist....

A lot of people have been asking me what it's like being on the COVID wards in the hospital, so I figured I'd share what a typical day looks like for me:

6am - Wake up. Roll off of my pile of money that Big Pharma gave me. Softly weep as it doesn’t put a dent in my medical school loans

6:30am - Make breakfast, using only foods from the diet that gives me everlasting life by avoiding all fats, sugars, carbs, and proteins. For details buy my book and check out my shop.

7am - Get to work, load up my syringes with coronavirus before rounds.

8am - See my patients for the day. Administer the medications that the government tells me to. Covertly rub essential oils on the ones I want to get better.

9:30am - Call Bill Gates to check how 5G tower construction is going, hoping for more coronavirus soon. He tells me they’re delayed due to repairs on the towers used to spread the Black Plague. Curse the fact that this is the most efficient way to spread infectious diseases.

10am - One patient tells me he knows “the truth” about coronavirus. I give him a Tdap booster. He becomes autistic in front of my eyes. He’ll never conspire against me again.

11am - Tend to the secret hospital garden of St. John’s wort and ginkgo leaves that we save for rich patients and donors.

12:30pm - Pick up my briefcase of money from payroll, my gift from Pfizer for the incomprehensible profits we make off of the free influenza vaccine given every year.

1pm - Conference call with Dr. Fauci and the lab in Wuhan responsible for manufacturing viruses. Tell them my idea about how an apocalypse-style zombie virus would be a cool one to try for the next batch.

2pm - A patient starts asking me about getting rid of toxins. I ask her if she has a liver and kidneys. She tells me she knows “the truth” about Big Anatomy and that the only way to detoxify herself is to eat nothing but lemon wedges and mayonnaise for weeks. I give her a Tdap booster.

2:45pm - Help the FBI, CIA, and CDC silence the masses. Lament the fact that I can only infringe on one or two of their rights. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow.

4pm - One of my rich patients begins to crash. Laugh as I realize I’ve mismatched her spirit animal and zodiac moon sign. I switch out the Purple Amethyst above her bed for a Tiger’s Eye geode. She stabilizes. I throw some ginkgo leaves on her for good measure

6pm - Go onto YouTube and see coronavirus conspiracy videos everywhere. Curse my all powerful government for how inept they are at keeping people from spreading “the truth”

6:10pm - Go onto Amazon and see that a book about “the truth” is the #1 seller this week. Question the power of my all powerful government. Make a reminder to myself to get more Tdap boosters from the Surgeon General next time we talk.

7pm - Time to go home. Before I leave, sacrifice a goat to Dr. Fauci and say three Hippocratic Oaths.

9pm - Take a contented sigh as I snuggle under the covers made of the tinfoil hats of my enemies, realizing that my 4 years of medical school and 3 years of residency training have been put to good use today.
 

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9:30 - call bill gates about the 5G tower.

Truth be told,we're having a rash of arson attacks on cell towers.. Montreal area / Canada have very very few 5G towers they are burning down 3G & 4G towers, ruining service for hundreds!

Dunno what happening in your neck of the woods about this "conspiracy"

 

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My wife enjoyed her time as an ICU nurse. Great autonomy and mostly a positive experience. She ended up burnt out in the end though.
 

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My wife enjoyed her time as an ICU nurse. Great autonomy and mostly a positive experience. She ended up burnt out in the end though.
Most of my nurse partners have extensive ICU experience. On our helicopter and ambulance we also have a great deal of autonomy, which is nice. Burnt-out is a real problem though. We are fortunate that we have down time to decompress and it isn't too often that we move from call to call nonstop during our shift. It helps us cope with the stress of the job more, but our coworkers in the units don't have that luxury.
 

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My wife enjoyed her time as an ICU nurse. Great autonomy and mostly a positive experience. She ended up burnt out in the end though.
Burnout is bad. I did 12 years as an ER and OR nurse and as a nurse teacher. That was 20+ years ago and despite the good things I did, that bad things that happen are simply overwhelming.
 
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