I could not get warm yesterday at work. All day my fingers were like ice. It didn't help that we're having unusually low temperatures for this time of year in Florida; it was in the 40's when I got to work...which brings me to one of my favorite things to do as a nurse!
It's easy. It's simple. A monkey could do it. And I LOVE IT.
This is usually the scenario...
Sick patient, usually older comes into the ICU from the ER or floor. At this point, we're usually changing their gown and they are shivering, freezing..."I'm so...cold!"
And then I say, "Aw, I will go get you a warm blanket."
I doubt that they expect an actual HOT blanket, but that is what I bring them. A nice, toasty warm blanket from the warmer. Aaaaaah, it feels amazing, like pulled fresh from the drier.
You can feel their relief as you cover them.
You're pretty much golden after that.
Happy patient= happy family= happy NURSE.
This post was brought to you by: Nicole, who has nothing else worthy to post:)