Quote from hellllllo nurse
my last travel contract, the unit i worked was nuts, which resulted in me running all day. i actually developed shin splints working there.
i borrowed a friend's pedometer and wore it to work for two shifts.
i don't know how accurate it was, but it said i walked 38 miles the first shift, and 42 the second! (16 hr shifts).
i do know i ran my rear off at that job.
anybody else ever wear a pedometer to work?
if so, what were your miles at the end of the day?
no, but i've thought about it.
may i ask if you adjusted the stride length on the pedometer? (if your friend is taller than you, or uses the pedometer for running, that the stride length will be longer, and your distance over-estimated.)
42 miles in a 16 hr shift works out to about a 23-min mile. definitely a pace that could be accomplished while walking, but that means you never
stopped, even when charting, pulling meds, giving meds.....
however, if you "claim" you stopped for an average of 2 hrs per shift for these tasks, then it gives you an average of a 20min mile. still within a walking pace (esp if you are in a hurry, trying to get stuff done).
yeah, so it is believable. wow. kind of makes me re-think my insistance on running a few miles when i get home from work.