I have this irrational fear of Zombies.
It probably stems from the resident evil video games and movies that I adore... and the silent hill games that I rather enjoy as well... but I am, in fact, afraid of the potential of the living dead.
I work on the general surgery floor. We also occasionally have medical patients. Sometimes we have hospice patients. And on 2 occasions I have had a patient of mine unexpectedly die. Of those 2, I only performed post mortem care on one of them. The other a designated nurse did. Once they passed away I could not enter the room along. I could not have them face me. I had to have at least 2 other people with me and help me.
I was so scared of the potential for them to leap out of the bed and come after me. Even though I know this is completely irrational, I can't shake this thought.
Am I completely alone in my fear of zombies as a nurse?
That would depend. Were any of your patients exposed to the T-Virus, or traveled to Raccoon City in the last 30 days?
LOL... No, I have yet to see a stiff get up and do the Romero Rumba. Seriously, the only "Zombies" that I've seen were the one's maxed out on pressors, and in PEA...
Last edit by Emergency RN on Dec 10, '09