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- by KarmaComesAround Oct 23, '09What is the latest you have had to stay over on your shift to finish up?
- Oct 23, '09 by JB20072.5 hours is the lastest. I had multiple falls that day and someone else went to the hospital. Needless to say I had a very bad day.
- Oct 23, '09 by KarmaComesAroundHad one of those BAD days the other day. I did not get off until almost 9 pm, so about same as me. It was not a fun day with a confused patient getting out of bed all day, bed alarm going off, late admission (you know how that goes with all those orders, meds, admission interview, paperwork, paperwork, paperwork!), discharges, meds to pass, on and on.... And, I was going as fast as I could! My legs were going to run away from me. :spin:
- Oct 23, '09 by nurturing_angelI normally work 12 hour shifts. When I have a busy day with many labor pts, it is not unusual to work until 9pm to catch up. The absolute worst day this far is when I stayed until 1 a.m. to catch up. I kept getting interrupted to answer the phone, etc. :lol_hitti
- Oct 23, '09 by KarmaComesAroundQuote from nurturing_angelI normally work 12 hour shifts. When I have a busy day with many labor pts, it is not unusual to work until 9pm to catch up. The absolute worst day this far is when I stayed until 1 a.m. to catch up. I kept getting interrupted to answer the phone, etc. :lol_hitti
OMG...1 am!!! I understand those interruptions though! I bet you were feeling blah at that point, needless to say!
- Oct 23, '09 by JBudd3 hours, but it was a blizzard and most of the day shift was having a hard time getting there.
- Oct 23, '09 by janhetherington7 hours once. It really hurt. Almost always 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I hate that.
- Oct 24, '09 by catshowlady4 hours. Was supposed to be off at 2300, but stayed until almost 0300. I had a very sick teenager that we wound up transporting to a major regional research hospital. She had been in surgery, and came back just as I was supposed to be leaving. I stayed to report to the receiving hospital and the transport team, and get her ready.
- Oct 24, '09 by SillynicunurseThe longest was 4 hours. It would have only been about an hour to an hour and a half but the nurse that was taking over my patient refused to come into the room to get report from me. The patient I needed to give report on had a very labile BP,copius secretions requiring almost constant suctioning and I couldn't leave the room to track her down. Finally the day shift charge walks past and asks why I was still in the room 1.5 hrs past my shift. She couldn't find the nurse either until she looked in the break room where she sat eating her bagel. Her excuse "I knew this person was going to keep me busy so I went and saw my first patient, passed their meds, and ate my breakfast since I won't have time later" I did alot of counting during that report.