NO LUNCH??? NO BREAKS??? Is that common in nursing????? - page 24

Hi everyone! This topic has been bothering me a lot lately. I would love to know your thoughts and experiences! I am a new RN working on a cardiac unit. Since I have been on this floor, I have... Read More

  1. by   mikala3
    We are assigned a "buddy" at the start of the shift and at shift change we discuss what time we like our's pretty soft schedule, I mean, if I have a patient not doing so great at 1:30, I cant go even if I said I would. I have six patients and my buddy has six, so for the time we are off the floor, we have 12 patients each. We also are pretty good about covering for everyone during that time. If our call bell attendant says a patient wants pain meds, someone will go give them.
  2. by   sistasoul
    Some days it is simply not possible because you are running the whole shift. Also, taking the 30 minutes makes you stay even longer and then you get harrassed about that.