Funny dreams about your job as a nurse - page 5

I dreamed one night that I was in charge and this one lady patient we had was dying. Her dx? "Chinese Toe Disease". Anyway, I dreamed her toes all fell off and she died. I called the doctor to... Read More

  1. by   Straydandelion
    One of those "wake up very tired" type of dreams. I was having a wonderful time (dream)....then the entire dream vanished to the sound of an IV pump going off. I then dream I wake up and am at work still in my PJ's and for some reason that doesn't concern me as much as not being able to find which room the beeping was coming from.
  2. by   FranEMTnurse
    Quote from mondkmondk
    That reminds me of when I was first an LPN...they put me on meds one day and one of my residents thought I was a bartender and that the med cart was a portable bar. He actually asked me for a Fuzzy Naval and so I gave him a glass of OJ and he drank it and then started acting tipsy...I swear it was just OJ though!

    Then, when I was working in the Alzheimer's Unit, I had this one little lady who came from a very well-to-do family and used to have a glass of wine with her meals. We gave her 3 cups of plain grape juice one evening, and she started stumbling around and slurring her words as if drunk. We knew what she was doing and she was that, I mean she wasn't sick or stroking out on us or anything. I used to have to give her those long red fluid filled Colace (does anyone here remember those?) and one time I had some Hot Tamale candy and tried to give her one and I guess she thought it was that Colace and wouldn't take it.

    Granted, those weren't dreams...but still funny.

    Blessings, Michelle
    Absolutely. Those are actually the best.
  3. by   rachelgp
    I once dreamed that I fell while going down the steps into my laundry room at home. My dream was very vivid (and a little graphic). I remember hearing and feeling my humerus snap and the only thing I could think was, "At least I hurt myself bad enough that I can call in to work!" When I woke up, I was so disappointed that my arm wasn't broken, I actually started crying. Then got ready and went to work...yes, I know I needed a new job. I have one now and am so much happier!
  4. by   Kittyfeet
    I dream a lot that I am at work and rushing to give meds and running out of time.

    However the really weird dreams are when people from my normal life are inserted into my job as other nurses, like my friends and my sisters. Especially when I dream my husband is a nurse. One time I dreamed we were standing outside my job talking...and all of a sudden I noticed his arms were full of IV fluids and tubing and he was like "you are keeping me from giving my meds!". Another time I walked into a code and it was a pediatric patient, and he was intubating the patient! He is always a pediatric nurse too. Maybe it's because he worked at a preschool. I told him about it and he said he would want to be a flight nurse instead.
  5. by   readerwriter8
    im not a nurse yet but....

    i had a dream that i was in my human anatomy lab but none of my classmates showed up for their lab, so my instructor turns to me and said, 'well i guess that means that you have to everyone's lab, it needs to be done before class ends so you better get started' and when i tried to point out that that wasnt fair she got angry and asked me what exactly i thought it meant to be a nurse

    i woke up in the middle of trying to complete all the labs

    *just realized that i am very late to this topic lol*
    Last edit by readerwriter8 on Feb 21, '11
  6. by   porterwoman
    Hey, that's okay readerwriter8, it's a fun topic that needed a bump!
    I dreamt that I had nothing to write down verbal orders on except a balloon. I blew up the balloon and took down orders on it.
    When I first started in ICU, I had a horrific dream about some unknown person coming into my patient's room and turning off the vent. In the dream, they said "he's a DNR anyway" and in the dream I kind of went with it, like, oh, that's how you guys roll around here. Yikes!
  7. by   MLMRN1120
    Omg these dreams make me crazy! I can't tell you how many times I've woken up in a cold sweat thinking I've been at work all night and haven't passed meds or assessed one patient! Needless to say, I was in my bed and not at work. I also used to have nightmares about the first code I saw. I was actually still a First semester nursing student, so not directly involved, but there in the room and it was messy to say the least.That was 3 years ago and I find that the nightmare returns when I've had a rough week or another code at work