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    I posted a topic like this last mar but got only one response. I was wondering how your hospital treats the on-call crew. Does your facility provide a sleep room or somewhere you could stay when on call and live just a little further away than the rules allow. Is it a big deal if you conk out on the couch in the break room if the weather is to bad to drive? I am trying to get an idea if your staying in the hospital while on-call is a big deal. Thanks
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    Our hospital has a on call condo across the highway from the hospital. It's in easy and fast walking distance. 3 bedroom place
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    Our hospital is very large and has a hotel attached to it for family members that come from far away can stay, and I can stay there if I'm on call, or if I have to work super late and don't feel it is safe to drive home.
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    We share an apartment with PA students and residents that can be used by those on call who live too far away that is 1 block from the hospital. However, most simply make arrangements to stay with someone else. The apartment is pretty bare bones- too far from the hospital to pick up a usable wifi signal, the TV gets all of 3 channels, limited access to food (have to go to the cafeteria or somewhere outside the hospital) and in general it's just a bit run down. I stayed there once even though I live only 15 minutes away (in good weather, definitely not in 4 feet of snow- couldn't even get home), and I was bored out of my mind.
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    There is a few on call rooms if you need to stay. With just a bed. I've always been lucky enough to be within 30 minutes of the hospital so I've never had to utilize the facilities but there is a nurse who works every weekend who lives 2 hours away and she just stays there all weekend.
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    So far the answers I would expect. keep them coming
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    We have nothing. If you are more than 30 minutes away, you either stay in a hotel or make arrangement to stay with friends.
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    Quote from aubgurl
    We have nothing. If you are more than 30 minutes away, you either stay in a hotel or make arrangement to stay with friends.
    Same with my facility.
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    Don't know where you are located but the hospital has no backup plan if you were not able to go home due to severe weather or ?
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    Quote from shodobe
    Don't know where you are located but the hospital has no backup plan if you were not able to go home due to severe weather or ?
    If you're referring to my post, yes, they do- sort of. If snow is predicted, they want us in the night before if we think we won't be able to get in and let us sleep on litters in the preop area. They kick us out at 5 for when patients arrive- and the patients will get there no matter what. Same thing if we can't make it home- litters, the call apartment, or the couches in the lounge. None of those choices are appealing.


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