........your charge hands you your assignment and says " Don't bother staying for the huddle, they need you at beside NOW!"
.......you walk into your patients room and find out they have been trying to intubate for the the last hour with no success.
.......the family members of a patient demand to know why their sweet grandma is restrained and you have to try and tell them that she punched a nurse in the face last night.
.....you look up and notice that one of your neighbors patients is standing next to the bed quietly removing the IV's for their arm, when they should be sedated and restrained.
..... the patient who is sundowning gets out of bed and poops on the floor thinking it's the toilet.
.....you give a patient 5mg of Haldol and they still are trying to knock you out.
.....you call the Dr. to tell him the 5mg of Haldol didn't work and he says that he's out of ideas.
.....everyone is asking if it's a full moon tonight, and you find out that it's not.
All this from one night in the ICU.