Sweet Dreams, Baby! Tell us about your strange dreams r/t nursing - page 3

Nursing is nothing if not an intense occupation. Sometimes we dream about it. I just woke up horrified to discover that I had five out of seven patients that I never got a chance to look at or... Read More

  1. by   fergus51
    You guys are hilarious! I actually dream about work a fair bit. I used to always have the dream where it was change of shift and the oncoming nurse would ask me for a report on a patient I didn't know I was supposed to be looking after. Then I had the baby dropping dream a lot when I first started NICU. I'd always be trying to weigh a premie on a vent who didn't have a bedscale and I'd drop him on the way to the scale. The really disturbing part was the sound the baby makes when it hits the floor... kind of a splat crossed with a smush.

    I also have coworker dreams a fair bit, especially when someone has been cranky with me.
  2. by   sirI
    Quote from fergus51
    . then i had the baby dropping dream a lot when i first started nicu. i'd always be trying to weigh a premie on a vent who didn't have a bedscale and i'd drop him on the way to the scale. the really disturbing part was the sound the baby makes when it hits the floor... kind of a splat crossed with a smush.
    .
    omg!!! that is disturbing......
  3. by   fergus51
    Quote from siri
    omg!!! that is disturbing......
    seriously! i can still hear it in my head when i think about it. work affects my subconscious waaaaaayyyyy too much. i even find myself humming the songs that play on our baby mobiles when i'm walking my dog and have woken up to my clock alarm saying "whose baby is that? will you get the monitor alarm?".
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from fergus51
    seriously! i can still hear it in my head when i think about it. work affects my subconscious waaaaaayyyyy too much. i even find myself humming the songs that play on our baby mobiles when i'm walking my dog and have woken up to my clock alarm saying "whose baby is that? will you get the monitor alarm?".
    ah, you need a dreamcatcher, my friend.

  5. by   fergus51
    Quote from siri
    ah, you need a dreamcatcher, my friend.

    that or some therapy eh?
  6. by   sirI
    Quote from fergus51
    That or some therapy eh?
    Nah, I think you are fairly normal. No tx needed. Just a little Indian magic.....
  7. by   squeakykitty
    One night I dreamed that my bedroom was in the DONs office, and I woke up to hear one of my residents yelling and I said I'll be in to help you when I get out of bed. That was the last time I ever took Singular, because the intense dreams were listed as a side effect.
  8. by   twinmommy+2
    1- the classic "naked" dream where I of course just could not find any scrubs or clothes for that matterr and had to go to work naked.

    2- I think it was during that same dream every patient started to crash and I had done no assessments (or for some reason knew nothing about my patients)

    3- After doing a really rough shift working charge and then working charge and secretary for 4 hours at the end of a shift, I dreamt all night about looking at charts. Then when the alarm went off I looked at it and it said "5:05" which my mind thought was "505" and being I work on the 5th floor the first thing I thought was "now what does she want this time" lol:trout: . It took me a few minutes of the stupid alarm going off to tell me that it wasn't the call light but was indeed the alarm clock and the start of another 12 hour shift:spin:
  9. by   SaderNurse05
    I am enjoying this post:spin: My most memorable vivid dream was when I was learning to draw blood. I dreamed this really mean doc was yelling at me to just get the blood so I tied my tourniquet around the patient's neck and stuck them in the jugular vein....proceeded to draw my rainbow.
  10. by   lovemyjob
    I deamt that I took my hive meds (atarax, 250mg!!) and that when I went to work, I was so tired I couldnt figure out what pts were mine....I couldnt read the assignment sheet! Next thing I knew, I was driving home b/c I was so tired and realized that I hadnt told anyone that I left! I went into panic mode driving down the interstate trying to decide if I should drive the 20 miles back to work and tell them where I had gone or if I should call, or what. I thgouht my career was over!

    I had another dream where my pt died and I had left to sleep/walk the halls before it happened and I walked back on the unit after it happened and thought I would lose my job.
  11. by   RNtigerEMT
    Seems to be universal about not knowing I had pt/pts, no assessments done, no meds passed, end of shift.
    My husband hates the ones where I hear calllights/IV pumps, cause I end up yelling at him to shut off the pump/call light because I can't do everything.
    I have really vivid dreams as well. This one isn't nursing related, but, it was an off night, and when he came home that morning, I woke up screaming at him about cheating on me, told him I had a picture of him and his bimbo that my father took, and it was right there onthe bed. I still get grief about that one.
    The one I have had most frequently is the one where I am running the code, the dr is standing there looking at me like I'm stupid as I am giving him orders, and then I totally forget the protocol. Or the equipment breaks, or I shock and forget to call "clear" and knock a coworker across the room. Probaly the funniest was one where I intubated the dr to get him to shut up!
  12. by   bethin
    Mostly hear IV pump alarms going off.

    There was one dream where I was at work and fell asleep. I jumped up when I realized that one nurse was running the code! So I go into the room and she tells me what drugs to push (i'm a cna) but there's no one else to do it. The guy did live and I did push the drugs.
  13. by   Dalzac
    The number one thing I noticed is we all seem to have the same dreams about nursing and our greatest fears coming true in the dream. Most of the dreams I read here I have had too.
    Since I had to take an early retirement due to my health I would always dream that I would be at work and would go to the cafetria for dinner and I could never make it back to the unit. Something or someone would always stop me for all kinds of reasons.
    But the wierdest one was I was in my bathtub and vent tubing would come up out of the drain and wrap around my neck and try to pull me under water and kill me. I worked on a cardio-pulmonary icu at the time. I quit there soon after because I was so unhappy with management.

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