Saturday, February 09, 2008
My hospital shift is normally midweek, but I had conflicting meetings at work this week, so I went to the hospital today instead. It started out really slow and got very busy: I talked to 115 people, which tops my previous record of 97 by a fair bit. A lot of that came from large family groups and a crowded waiting room (and much more traffic than usual in the fast-track area); I only had one really significant visit. So it was a very odd shift, because I felt like I wasn't doing much, but when I looked at my census sheet at the end of the afternoon, the numbers had really added up.
The medical staff were looking more than a little crazed by the time I left. I hope they all make it through the evening!