How to tell you've worked too many shifts in a row - page 8

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You reprogram the telemetry monitors and now have Mario scrambling over the QRS complexes and hopping over the P waves for extra credit Your patient bradys down from a steady sinus tach to the 30's, and you run up the hallway... Read More


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    When you look at the orders for your migraine pt with a caffeine drip and wonder if pharmacy can make you one too!

    When you get to work and realize your socks are two different colors.

    When you park in the parking garage, and after your shift is done you calculate the difference in distance between taking the stairs or riding the elevator, and then realize you parked on the first level!

    When you leave the hospital, and then realize you parked in the parking lot that is on the other side of the building!
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    No. 17 - "it's usually the bra that doesn't make it". <- LOL have actually done that once... in nursing school O.o
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    Quote from dynoboy
    When you have to think when someone says "If you say gullible really slow it sounds like ORANGE!" Dang it was a long night.


    When you read the above post and sound out "oooorrraaanngeee" in your head before you realize that not only was it a joke, but you got it backwards too
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    You know you have worked too many in a row when you hoof it to the parking lot across from the hospital, pass through the walkway into the STAFF parking garage. You then wander up and down the aisles looking for your car, only to come to the conclusion it must have been stolen!

    You flag down the cute and unsuspecting security guard to report the theft. After filling out paperwork for a few minutes, he mentions that it's Monday, and all of the sudden it hits you.

    You actually parked at the off site parking lot. (You only get to park at the garage on weekends.)

    Of course, having finally realized what day it is, you also realize you have missed the last shuttle bus to the offsite lot, and start crying at having to wait any longer to get home.
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    When you pull up your cat's insulin dose and then look over your shoulder for a co-worker to double check it. Then you realize you live alone, so you show the cat the insulin to double check the dose. (cat, natuarlly dose what he always does at insulin time, runs away).
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    You spend 5 minutes getting ready for work on your day off before realizing that you are off. You don't believe that you are off and then spend another 15 minutes scrutinizing your schedule. BP rises steadily...
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    Quote from tcvnurse
    you know you have worked too many in a row when you hoof it to the parking lot across from the hospital, pass through the walkway into the staff parking garage. you then wander up and down the aisles looking for your car, only to come to the conclusion it must have been stolen!

    you flag down the cute and unsuspecting security guard to report the theft. after filling out paperwork for a few minutes, he mentions that it's monday, and all of the sudden it hits you.

    you actually parked at the off site parking lot. (you only get to park at the garage on weekends.)

    of course, having finally realized what day it is, you also realize you have missed the last shuttle bus to the offsite lot, and start crying at having to wait any longer to get home.
    oh, gods! i thought i was the only person who ever did this. worse, i've done it more than once.
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    I did something similar last week. First, I work at a large university hospital. The shortest route to the parking lot is 10-15 minutes. However on nights/weekends we can park in the garage. The garage is on the 1st floor, the route to the lot is on the ground floor. I accidentally walked all the way to the garage before realizing it was a weekday. For some reason I thought that I could navigate my way to the correct parking lot from the outside of the hospital after a grueling 13.5 hour shift. Wrong. I wandered outside the hospital for 20 minutes before calling it quits. I turned around, got back into the hospital from the garage, and walked all the way to the lot from my usual route. When I finally got to my car I realized that I was actually going the right direction originally, I was just too tired to trust my navigation skills lol.
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    Well, I have on mismatching socks, My glasses are broken and perching on my nose like a drunken squirrel, and I just spilled MOM all in my cart and spent 20 min of my 30 min break mopping it up... I might be due for a day off soon.
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    Quote from lynx25
    well, i have on mismatching socks, my glasses are broken and perching on my nose like a drunken squirrel, and i just spilled mom all in my cart and spent 20 min of my 30 min break mopping it up... i might be due for a day off soon.
    i've had all kinds of compliments on my shiney new danskos today -- one light brown and one black. i got dressed in the dark.


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