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First Night Shift!!

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by HD-RN HD-RN Member

Specializes in ICU/CICU. Has 3 years experience.

sorry dudes....im bored. first timer on the night shift. lolz. two quasi boring patients in the unit...uno drug seeker, uno ETOH fall. however there are 3 traumas on bed board!!

peace

HD

:bugeyes:

RNperdiem, RN

Has 14 years experience.

Funny how different nurses define a good shift.

I personally prefer 2 very stable and dull patients. A good shift is where nothing untoward happens. As a per diem nurse, I tend to be assigned more stable patients anyway.

Other nurses thrive on more action. They get assigned the fresh traumas.

gradcare, LPN

Specializes in gen icu/ neuro icu/ trauma icu/hdu.

All fun and games till that slow leakin SDH hits critical mass effect then it changes. :chuckle

Indy, LPN, LVN

Specializes in ICU, telemetry, LTAC. Has 5 years experience.

Myself, I love a good insulin drip, 'cause I usually have 'em almost fixed by morning, and it's steady work. Of course, it's all good till they lose both IV sites, come down too fast and bottom out and need K+, mag, and their third new IV solution, AND D50, and a new IV site (or three) all at the same time. Then I get a little irritable.

RNFELICITY

Specializes in Not too many areas I haven't dipped into.

sorry dudes....im bored. first timer on the night shift. lolz. two quasi boring patients in the unit...uno drug seeker, uno ETOH fall. however there are 3 traumas on bed board!!

peace

HD

:bugeyes:

lol...sounds like it could get fun

I use the down time on night shift to not only make sure my rooms are spotless but to bring myself up-to-date on a lot of the reading materials I seem to never have time for. I also tend to go and get nosey in other nurses patients and constantly seek out others to see if they need help bathing or starting IV's. Either way, it all helps add to my knowledge base.

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