It shouldn’t be that unusual an occurrence. I do work in a hospital, and people do die here (and are born here too!) but I’m very far away from that part of the business. However, I have learned certain things about healthcare since coming to work here:
1. The patient is always right.
2. The doctor always has priority.
3. You wear a nametag, ergo, people know you work here so you cannot hide on an elevator or in the halls.
4. The doctors/residents in hospitals do not look like the ones on TV.
5. Be alert to infection control and airborne diseases; cover all your food when carrying it from the cafeteria, do not touch the stair railings, the walls in the elevator, and especially do not touch your face after you’ve done any of those things.
6. Wash your hands – A Lot.
7. Expect to get sick anyway.
8. Different color scrubs = different kinds of jobs.
9. There is a severe shortage of nurses.
10. Some people are very passionate about helping others.