Recently, I had my first sick day from work, on MC (medical certificate). My low work morale may have affected my health.
Have been sniffing since last Saturday after a paediatric GE patient coughed into my face. I was without a mask then as I was preparing to return the child back to her parents after IV cannulation. Maybe the child had more than just GE.
Anyway, I got worse on Monday night when my nose was running so much that it was simultaneously blocked. Obviously, I couldn't sleep. I was beginning to get worried given my pneumonia experience [click here and here].
Thought I could get better after getting some sunshine while running errands that morning. Finally, I gave up around 12 noon and consulted a GP near my home. Thereafter I called the admin staff about my emergency MC (see below). Luckily, I did so because I was knocked-out for the whole afternoon in my bed, despite the non-drowsy prescription.
When I called the admin staff at 12+ pm, she told me that it was a super busy day at the ward with lots of adult patients spilled-over. None of morning staff have had time for any break. She tugged at my emotional heartstrings saying that they needed SN's to take team, and asked if I could still get to work. After she confirmed that I had an actual medical certificate from a GP, she said that she will inform the ward manager.
4 months ago