What is the longest shift you have ever worked

  1. What is the longest shift you have ever worked, doing patient care in a acute setting?
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   KRVRN
    16 hours :zzzzz
  4. by   RN92
    16hrs in a very busy emergency room. We are allowed to do as much as 20hrs (and people do from time to time), but I dont see how this could be very safe in an acute setting.
  5. by   Angelica
    24 hrs. Building jet engines while in the Marine Corps. Probably not a good idea.
  6. by   Gompers
    Longest shift on my time card was probably 18 hours in the NICU. Was only supposed to be 16-1/2 hour shift but stayed over 1-1/2 hours because the situation was so critical.
  7. by   zacsmimi
    i worked 18, I think, before I went to bed in an empty patient room to sleep for 6 hours and then returned to work for 12. It wasn't pretty. Labor and delivery unit, full moon, the whole bit. (Small hospital, though...) I think when I got home I slept almost 18 hours.
  8. by   Farkinott
    Any shift with a hangover and lack of sleep. :imbar :imbar :uhoh21: :uhoh21:
  9. by   canoehead
    17 hours clinical, 22 hours where the last 8 was classroom time.
  10. by   zenman
    The hallucinations hit me around 36 hours!
  11. by   casperbjs
    16 hours for me too!
  12. by   rollingstone
    16 hours on a progressive care unit.
  13. by   curliegirlie
    16 hours, then add an hour+ on each side for travel.
    Last edit by curliegirlie on Jul 16, '04
  14. by   mscsrjhm
    Agency nurse, LTC, 24 hours. three different times, three different places.

    no replacements.

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