I saw the title of the article below and almost spit coffee on my screen. What nurse isn’t a MacGyver nurse?
I worked the night shift for years and let me tell you, you come up with some pretty inventive workarounds when you can’t get the supplies you need or the person with the key to the shortage area, who is also unfamiliar with the shortage area, can’t find the thing you need, but you know damn well, it’s in stock, but you’re “not allowed back there!”
I know the article is about slightly more technical workarounds, but I can’t tell you how many times I thought, “if I only had a glue gun or some duct tape I could build what I need.” Nurses are nothing, if not inventive. Pill cups and urinals get used for a lot more than simply their intended purposes. 😉