Sleeping Nurse = No Agency? - page 6

by kiyasmom

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We have (my husband and I on separate occasions) caught one of our night nurses sleeping. The first time it happened, DH saw her on the baby monitor (I was already knocked out!) and he didn't say anything. He just got up to the... Read More


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    Three strikes you're out!
    You did the right thing.
    Don't feel guilty.
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    I recently had to write up a CNA at the LTC facility where I work because I caught her sleeping.
    I also do PDN--overnight--and because I am all-too-human, (and terrified of falling asleep) I get the extra large coffee at the drivethrough on my way in to work. I bring my ipad to play with during downtime and keep me alert. And if I feel my head nod, or my hands start to droop on the keyboard, I get up and go through a jumping-jacks and stretching routine (if the mom's watching me through the baby monitor, she probably thinks I'm completely nuts! But I haven't fallen asleep.
    poppycat and Texan56 like this.
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    (if the mom's watching me through the baby monitor, she probably thinks I'm completely nuts! But I haven't fallen asleep.
    That's hilarious!

    I do get up and stretch when I feel sleep coming on. I'd probably wake the family up if I did jumping jacks! They are literally right around the corner with the door open (I am in the living room). And they have hard wood floors which would be a little noisy!


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