The Battle of Day vs. Night Shift - page 3

by nkochrn | 32,148 Views | 26 Comments

I have worked both night and day shifts; I even spent a little time doing a combination of both shifts. The hardest thing about alternating between the two shifts, other than sleep issues, was that I had to constantly hear each... Read More


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    you are absolutly right.
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    Quote from BostonTerrierLoverRN
    Oh dear Heavenly Father, another Night vs. Day Shift Thread! Give us strength, wisdom, and understanding so that we may appreciate each others unique battles, cultural differences, and superiority complexes, for after all, although we are "Nurses," we suffer being "human!" (And all that comes with both)
    Yes that!!!
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    Quote from rdnkmom
    when we change shifts, we simply say nothing has changed except so and so had issues with this or that and could you please check with the doctor on so and so. our patients are usually there anywhere from 1 week to 28 days. when they are new pts we do read all diagnosis's the first couple of change of shifts so that we are kept on target. other than that, its "ssdd, something or some one different, love ya, see ya in 12hrs...lol
    Trouble makers love to receive this exact same type of report.
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    Nursing is unique in that the actions/mistakes/work ethic/etc of the nurse who precedes me, can directly effect my shift. I think this is where the hostility towards the other shift might stem from.

    Ex: When you come onto shift and you patient's pressure is in the 70s, dyspneic, no one has checked an ABG all day, blood and urine need sent, patient's room looks like a tornado hit...we're naturally like "Typical ________ (insert night or day) shifter"!
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    I can think what I want of day walkers, but please is it so hard to stock a little bit?!?!?
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    Luckily there is so real "day shift people" or "night shift people," because we all (well, most of us) rotate 2 weeks days, 2 weeks nights...and so on.

    In terms of actually working, I prefer nights. But ultimately I prefer days because work isn't my life and I have pretty much zero life when I'm on nights...I'm miserable.
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    Quote from vintagePN
    Luckily there is so real "day shift people" or "night shift people," because we all (well, most of us) rotate 2 weeks days, 2 weeks nights...and so on.
    Ack! That sounds absolutely miserable!

    How could anyone possibly stay healthy doing that?


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