When nurses have bad dreams - page 2

You have got to hear the dream I had a few weeks ago. I've worked 10 years in medical nursing. It's the night before I start my new job in Interventional Radiology. Before I wake up, I have this... Read More

  1. by   ERNurse752
    LOL...

    Gotta love it when you work...sleep, and dream about work...wake up and feel like you never left work and are all stressed out...and have to go back in to work!
  2. by   frann
    Oh my God that is so funny!!! Charge to 360!!

    What kind of dreams to Computer Scientists have?
  3. by   NurseDennie
    Frann -

    I was a computer lady, and sure enough, I had computer-related dreams. I'd be working out problems, etc., etc., When windows came out, I started having those off-to-sleep dreams where windows would be popping open in front of my eyes!

    The funny side to that kind of thing was when I was working at the Country Music Association. The CMA has a "thing" every year called Fan Fair, where a lot of the country music stars have a booth and they sit there and sign things, take pictures with their fans, etc., etc. A great big love fest....

    But The CMA staff was small, and I used to be responsible for the set-up for the exhibitors (stars). There was a standard packet of stuff that they needed, visitor passes, food tickets, parking tickets, etc., etc.... But there was ALWAYS some problem. So all day, I'd be there, smiling and nodding "yes, of course you have a problem." and pointing to the press building across the parking lot. ALLLL day long, smiling, nodding and pointing (the universal Press Building Sign). Sure enough, each year, I'd go home, exhausted after a long, frustrating day, and lie there in bed, and be going off to sleep.... smiling, nodding and pointing. *sigh*

    Love

    Dennie
  4. by   micro
    Do you hear alarms in your sleep.....
    Call lights.........
    or oh no, I forgot to give this....when you didn't.......

    andylane78---------yes.....me too.........
    or woke up and think (while still in that grey area of sleep), i have to do this and this and didn't give report........

    that is when a day off is due........
    and a calgon bath.............

    good thread.........we destress in our sleep.......
  5. by   nursedawn67
    I dream that I'm late for work and wake up panicked......

    I also here the call lights as I fall asleep and jump up to answer them, only to realize I'm at home (thank god)!

    LOL
  6. by   KIWIRN
    originally posted by ernurse752
    lol...

    gotta love it when you work...sleep, and dream about work...wake up and feel like you never left work and are all stressed out...and have to go back in to work!
    happens to me every time im on a short change shift!! lol:chuckle
  7. by   KIWIRN
    originally posted by ernurse752
    lol...

    gotta love it when you work...sleep, and dream about work...wake up and feel like you never left work and are all stressed out...and have to go back in to work!
    happens to me every time im on a short change shift!! lol:chuckle
  8. by   stressedlpn
    I was on call one night and dreamed that the er nurse had called me in @ 4 am, unfortunally I did not figure out it was a dream until after i had got myself and two kids up and called the er to let them know my eta
  9. by   csipp
    Funny. Hate when you dream you forgot to pass your meds and then you wake up in the middle of the night and can't remember if you really did forget them!! GEEZ!!!!
  10. by   aus nurse
    Oh my gosh my sleep is too precious to me to waste time dreaming about work....hehe

    But I sure had to laugh at Jen 911... bet that made people think HUH??? have i got an emergency here???? LOL

    And Tom, WOW... sleep CPR??? Your poor wife, but I guess she got her own back
  11. by   JBudd
    I dreamed I was in triage one night, when a big group of guys staggered in, dressed in the county jail's orange coveralls, no guard, with some white toxic powder all over them. They started passing out, all needed intubated........I was yelling to seal off the area, go look in the van for the guard, get masks etc before entering triage, get the registration clerk out of the area....and dreamed I ended up with the stuff on me too and got intubated. 2 months later there was an episode on ER of hordes coming in covered with toxic powder! (I hate triage)
  12. by   bungies
    I've noticed that I nearly always dream "work-related stuff" the night before I go back after a weekend or break. Not always bad, though i do have the old "wake up in a sweat trying to remember if I'd really ..."
    Once created a lovely patient with an interesting and believable history who I still almost believed in the next day at work... LOL
  13. by   KaraLea
    I had one a few years ago...There was a pile of charts under the nurse's desk that was on fire. I tried calling for help, nobody came. Then as I was running down the hallway, looking for the fire extinguisher (which had disappeared) there was a big monster chasing me. I later quit that job under alot of stress. I think my dream was trying to tell me something.

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