breaks and migraines - page 2

Do nurses get breaks and how long are they usually? I am asking because I am one of those unlucky people who get migraines if they don't eat something. I cant imagine working a 12 or 8 hour shift... Read More

  1. by   K O'Malley
    I get terrible migraines when I don't eat and going without meals was becoming so frequent on my telemetry floor job that I finally had to give it up. I must eat a high protein meal with sufficient calories to avoid a migraine and I just can't get this on the run on a typical nursing floor. Now I work a job where the charge nurse makes sure that everyone gets a break and the pace is more relaxed, so it is possible. We even take a breakfast break if we have the time. Imagine that! The pay is not so good but in the long run this is worth the pay cut.