I am not sure why I am blogging about work when lately I have had more than my fill. To be honest, it's not a bowl full of cherries there. As a whole, we are under some pretty big changes with the addition and renovation projects that seems to have everyone on edge and stress levels are high. We are coping with very little leadership at the moment which is somewhat of a disaster. It is very unsettling to me that the lack of leadership seems to have created this us against them, and worse yet, us against us! Co-workers are just plain at each other lately and it's hard to swallow. Still, I thought that you might be interested in taking a tour of Blodgett via my photos.
The new unit may not be 100% user friendly but it is beautiful and it has come a long way over the past two years. The transformation is approximately nine months out yet from completion so there will be more to share in the future. It is impossible to really capture such a large surgical unit in a couple of photos so I am sharing several photos and by several I mean a boat load. Recently, I worked a Sunday shift and we were slow for a change in the afternoon. I ended up walking around our entire suite taking approximately 100 or so photos of the old and the new. I had a hard time trying to capture our entire preoperative unit on film but I did cover the basics. Here is a quick view of Blodgett... past and present!
Old Charge Nurse's Desk
We are currently still using this Charge Nurse's Station until the renovation is complete.
Old Outer Hallway
Old Inner Core Hallway
Old O.R. 6 (My home away form home!)
O.R. 6 Nurse's Work Station
Old O.R. 4 (Our Weekend Room.)
Old O.R. 11 (Our Laparoscopic/Bariatric Room.)
Old High Density Shelving Room
Old Storage Room in our Center Core
Old P.A.C.U. & Current O.R. Supply Room
More of Old P.A.C.U. and Current Sterile Supplies
Old/Current Nurse's Lounge (I can't wait to see the re-model in 9 months!)
Old Building & Courtyard View
The Old meets the New
New Charge Nurse's Station
Another view of the Charge Nurse's Station
New Outer Hallway
Scrub Sink (One of 5 in the new wing.)
New Inner Core Hallway
New Patient Holding (It's a ghost town on the weekend.)
New P.A.C.U (This is one half of the recovery unit.)
Nurse's Station in P.A.C.U.
Second half of P.A.C.U.
New Dirty Utility Room
New Quiet Room/Lounge
New Building and Courtyard View
O.R. 9 (My new home away from home!)
Overall view of O.R. 9
Nurse's Station & Central Nervous System of O.R. 9
The Brains of O.R. 9
Anesthesia's Work Station in O.R. 9
Surgeon's Work Station in O.R. 9
Every time my alarm goes off I hear the song, "She works hard for the money!"