How many of you have had this dream??? - page 2

As a new graduate, I would periodically have the classic dream that represented my feelings of ill-preparedness. In my dream, I would get to about 6pm in my shift and "realize" I had forgotten to... Read More

  1. by   P_RN
    Yes, that too. Walmart especially! They'd call code______whatever____ and my hand went to my waistband to check my beeper!
  2. by   nowplayingEDRN
    I think most every nurse has had a similar version of this nurse-mare. It was more prominent for me when I was working in a civilian facility on night shift for a 47 bed step down with tele unit and tere were 2 RNs, 1 LPN and 1 CNA.....I was always the only tele cert nurse working and that made me responsible for all 14 monitored beds including my own assignment...and God help me when I got the back district as i was covering for the LPN as well as responsible for my own pt load and the 14 monitored amount of protesting and grievance filing or begging the supervisor for help husband said, he would come home and hear me talking in my sleep about monitors and codes and who k nows what else and used to feel really bad cause he knew it was hell at work. Of course I would worry and fret all the way home that I forgot something or did not document on something that I should have and I prayed that God kept everyone in my care safe on those nights cause I knew it was a disaster waiting to happen.
  3. by   graysonret
    I sometimes dream of being on the floor somewhere, passing meds. I have, jokingly, asked my agency if I could charge them for the "work". LOL
  4. by   bhart
    I dream that I haven't really passed all of my Nursing Courses (especially the math) and someone finds out and takes away my license. I passed the NCLEX in 1999.
  5. by   MandyInMS
    Glad to see I'm not the only one having these nutty dreams is...I'm running around working like a chicken with her head cut off and every time I turn around another pt. "appears" in a room..dunno how/when they got there, but they are ALL my pts...I wake up exhausted as heck!!
  6. by   Flynurse
    Constantly! I had this dream constantly while I was in nursing school.

    I would also fall asleep on the couch after a long day at clinicals and then wake up at 6:45pm thinking it was THE MORNING and that I was late for clinicals! I would run around the house for five minutes "getting ready" when I realized by all of the noise my apartment neighbors made that it was really 6:45 in the evening. I would then make dinner while I watched my evening shows.

    One time I even called the cell phone of one of classmates telling her to tell the instructor I would be late. Imagine my embarrasment :imbar when she oriented me to person, place and time! LOL :chuckle Alert with momentary confusion!

    Last edit by Flynurse on Apr 29, '03
  7. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Thought this was funny!
    Last edit by ShortFuse_LPN on Apr 30, '03
  8. by   elam_yag
    I think everybody has this kind of dream at one time or another.
  9. by   mert
    Yup, had some of those dreams, too. My most recent was that I had a new patient way out of my area, who was the mother of a friend from YEARS ago. She was to have a Fragmin inj. Anyway, I gave her the injection, THEN read the chart! She was only to have one a week, (doesn't make sense, I know!) AND I gave her WAY too much!! Sure was relieved to find it was only a DREAM!!:imbar
  10. by   petiteflower
    What about not only hearing the beeping of call lights or pumps in your sleep, but also seeing an ecg tracing when you close your eyes.====especially the multicolored ones

    oh the beautiful red, aqua and magenta---soothe me to sleep.
  11. by   BearLV
    Wow, I am relieved to discover that I am not alone in having these "nurse mares." I have had several variations of these dreams, one that I forgot to give a blood transfusion, and another that it is two hours into my shift and I have only seen two of my seven patients. I wake up panicked and my husband wants to know whats wrong, and doesn't get it when I tell him. It is definitely nice to have a group of people who do.
  12. by   yannadey
    what about sleep walking not only do I have those crazy dreams of giving wrong meds or forgeting to do a procedure or running to turn that pump off but I sleep walk doing my nightly rounds at 2:am on my off nights or waking up screaming someone answer that call light (its either the door bell or telephone ringing) hubby & a few guest have had quiet a laugh at my expense.:chuckle :chuckle
  13. by   PamRNC
    Ever dreamt that you were running madly down the hall chasing an end-stage COPD-er?