Oh, I know *exactly* how you feel. It happens to me on very regular basis. Maybe it's because I'm still new, I don't know. But the fretting is awful even though you *know* you gave it your all.
Don't you get that feeling about all your 'bad' jobs? The fact that you never know the outcome? Whether you actually made a difference?
Sometimes all we do isn't enough. But then, sometimes it is, and that is what keeps me coming back.
I get them often and I just have to remind myself that I did my best at the time and the rest is out of my hands or else I would go nuts. I am sure you gave the kid the best possible chances!!!
Are you able to follow up with the personnel at the hospital to discuss your lingering thoughts?I worked in EMS prior to becoming a neonatal ICU nurse. While I do miss the prehospital autonomy, the good part of my current job is that there are tons of people to debrief with when I feel like something wasn't quite right.
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