Describe your most unusual shift!
Mine was quite uneventful for the most part. I'm trying to remember, but I think it was a holiday and a night shift ending on Sunday. In fact, it was so uneventful, that I punched out on time (0730) and because of that, I drove a different way home than usual. A few blocks from the hospital, I saw a cloud of smoke rising above the houses so I swung by to take a look.I could see black smoke pouring out of some back, upstairs windows and as I pulled my car up to the house, I saw another RN (male) from my unit pulling up too. In just a few short minutes, huge flames were now shooting out the windows and folks were just beginning to run out the front door. My friend called 911 on his phone, and at that time I saw that the roof of the house next door was beginning to smoke from the heat as well, so I went to their front door and banged loudly until I woke them up. It wasn't long until that house was burning too, but fortunately the fire department had arrived by then and took over. The first house was totally demolished, and the second badly damaged, but no one was hurt in either.
What was pretty much a very forgetful shift turned out to be one of the most memorable. Our co-workers had all heard about it by the next night, but we didn't get any awards or anything. It was just another day!