We've all got 'em, right?
My most ridiculous relates to something I call the 'baby escape vest.' In NICU, we stock adult-sized vests that have several pockets; in case of emergency evacuation, we are literally supposed to put as many kids as we can into the pockets before we run away.
So in this recurring dream, I'm wearing my baby escape vest, and I've got like 6 babies in the pockets. And all of the cardio-respiratory monitor alarms are going off. And we're running through the jungle, in the style of Rambo. And I just just keep thinking to myself, "Something about this situation just does not seem quite right, maybe these babies shouldn't be in the rain forest..."
Apparently many NICU nurses have a similar recurring dream in which there isn't any coverage on the next shift, and so the charge nurse tells them that they have to take some of the preemies home with them. I've never personally had that dream, but I've heard it from several different NICU nurses at different hospitals.
What's your craziest nursing dream?