I think the other night I deserved a raise.
2 of my patients needed constant blood transfusions (which requires a lot of monitoring), and one kept having a BP of 70/40 due to sepsis. Needless to say I didn't sit down EVER.
I was so exhausted.. Thank god the other nurses took pity on me and took away one of my patients and gave me an easier one!
One good thing: I've earned my time and have been asked to do the triage course. Soon I may be the one greeting you when you come to my ED. Yikes!