Ok. So I work 3 nights in a row this weekend for my new job for a Hospice pt that they were revoking hospice service on because she was stable and not going anywhere anytime soon. On the first night the caregiver poked her head at about 3am and asked me why I wasn't sleeping. I told her I never sleep on the night shift. She gave me a funny look like I was crazy. This patient had 24/7 nurses for the last month. I couldn't possibly be the only one to stay awake could I?
When I interviewed with my agency, I told them I preferred nights. They made it very clear that all night shifts are awake shifts. I've had a harder time staying awake during day shifts.
Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Oct 5, '10
: Reason: clarity
Oct 20, '10
Quote from caliotter3
This guy lived sort of out in the country. I heard a lot of sounds sitting there in the dark! I didn't like it. The job did not last long for me.
I wouldn't want to sit in the dark way out in the country either. I don't think it's too much to ask that people who need nursing care in the home accomodate the nurse to a certain extent. A clip-on light or something is not unreasonable if they don't want you to sit on the other side of a wall with some light. We have a right not to trip over all the cords to the Durable Medical Equipment, too.
Last edit by nursel56 on Oct 21, '10