Liking the night shift - page 2
Hey everyone- It's my night off & I just wanted to share the surprising news...I made a huge fuss over the past few weeks about being mandated to do a few weeks of night shift. I have been a day... Read More
Sep 30, '02Occupation: Intermediate Intensive Care Unit Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 40; Likes: 5I would agree with Cherry Soda, I use to work nights as a nurse extern and loved it, but now as an RN, I find that I am having difficulty sleeping during the day, and am constantly in a fog. The worst part is that I have made some mistakes, and that is VERY uncharacteristic for me.
Sep 30, '02Joined: Aug '01; Posts: 3,725; Likes: 459I work nights, and so far, so good. My only problem is waking up with headaches in the afternoon....but I think I have that one solved......
Sep 30, '02Occupation: RN, MS home health Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 7,472; Likes: 49I still don't like nights but probably cause I have to work all day and be on call and go out at night and work then get up and work all day. Have to do that a week at a time.....
Sep 30, '02Occupation: Hospice clinical director Joined: May '02; Posts: 2,873; Likes: 26I work in the ED, and I sure don't find nights any less busy...we run around like the Keystone Cops half the time.
I am just recuperating from two of the most hateful 7p-7a shifts I've ever worked.
Still, I do like night shift...I'm not a day person, and worked mostly 3-11, so the transition wasn't that major.
Oct 1, '02Occupation: registered nurse Joined: Nov '01; Posts: 1,083; Likes: 14glad you enjoy nights, you need to stay there! I like nights but find it very busy as all the hospitals I have worked nights at short staff on nights and we have so much to do and a long list of chores.
Oct 1, '02Occupation: FNP Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Adult internal med, OB/GYN, REI. ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '02; Posts: 322; Likes: 10yes but what about nights like this??? i am off.....its 215 am, and I cant sleep!!!!
I am tired of people telling me that Benadryl etc is the key.....wah.
Oct 1, '02Occupation: registered nurse in trauma and orthopaedics Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 15I got in from my night shift a couple of hours ago. I got about one hour sleep. My neighbour is having a new bathroom fitted. It always seems like there is more noise when you are trying to sleep during the day. :zzzzz
I feel dreadful.
Oct 1, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 33; Likes: 1I like switching days and nights! On nights, there's no meals, less visitors, and less meds usually! We only have to take road trips( not easy for vent pts on a million drips!) to CT and MRI for emergencies. It's a nice change and on my last night, I get to go home, get a few hours sleep and have the rest of my wonderful day off!