Healthcare-related "what the heck?!?!" dreams

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Specializes in critical care.

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FarmerFNP

FarmerFNP

Specializes in College Health; Women's Health. 28 Posts

In nursing and grad school I had recurrent dreams that I forgot about a class until the end of the semester and went to class for the first time for the final to see if I could make up my grade. The professor always laughed at me and then I'd wake up all anxious. As a nurse, this dream continued but became the kind where I forgot about one of my patients until the end of the shift and freaked out trying to get stuff done and the patient was always really mad at me.

I'm gonna need someone to interpret this stuff Freudian style for me! I must have control issues or something :bored:

amoLucia

amoLucia

Specializes in retired LTC. 7,735 Posts

Eerie & weird!!! Just woke up this morning with one of those dreams.

I've been retired 5 years now but my dream was on the floor of my very first unit 40+ years ago. My Mom and I were pts on the same unit at 2 ends of 2 different halls. I went to visit her and she was laying on the floor (fall?). I was trying to wake her with "Mom, Mom" and sternal rubs as she wasn't breathing. She then came around and I went to find the nurses who were having report in the office. Had to politely knock on the closed door.

Funny thing, all the nurses were guys! No gals. I never worked a unit with ALL guys - multiple guys, yes. But not ALL.

Penelope_Pitstop

Penelope_Pitstop, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 2,365 Posts

So he finally decides to come with me and we go through this huge maze, when we come out the other side we are on a steam boat. Very odd.

I'm no Freud but this is about sex. Hot, hot sex.

PS - the line "I know you're the doctor but yer gonna die!" make me choke on a pistachio.

Penelope_Pitstop

Penelope_Pitstop, BSN, RN

Has 13 years experience. 2,365 Posts

I woke up from a dream about one of my favorite singers' date=' Mary Chapin Carpenter. [/quote']

OT but has she released any music lately? Haven't heard from her in a million years.

Back to the topic at hand...

Just about every dream I have revolves around work, be it coworkers, patients, equipment, etc., and it's been that way since day one.

My favorite ever, though?

We had a very difficult-to-place patient on our MedSurg floor. (y'all know the type...he couldn't go home and was being refused by every SNF).

I dreamed that he was taken in by my friend's aunt and uncle 700 miles away. In the dream, we went to visit them and there he was, sitting in a chair in his hospital gown, in their living room.

NanaPoo

NanaPoo

Specializes in School Nursing, Hospice,Med-Surg. Has 18 years experience. 762 Posts

I hate dreaming about work! It's like I'm working during my break for no pay AND things usually are going right down the crapper in the process!

I'm a school nurse so last night's dream featured a fire drill just as the clinic was slammed with about 10 little kids, like first graders. That meant they were my responsibility while I locked up meds & checked 2 playgrounds next to me before exiting the building. The kids were either freaking out or straggling & I was doing a horrible job at herding them out.

By the time we got outside, teachers were in a panic looking for these kids & had even called their parents & police.

Today's planned fire drill went off much more smoothly.

Fancypants09

Fancypants09

117 Posts

Lol this thread is hilarious!

I work on a surgical onc unit. Some of my dreams involve being at the hospital, thinking about my to-do work list, etc. Today I woke up thinking "I have a patient on CBI, gotta go check on him, maybe irrigation bag needs changing". :p

While I was a student, I consolidated on a rehab mental health unit for pts with schizophrenia who were being rehabilitated into society, having committed a crime (let your imagination run free here, you won't be far off). I had a nightmare that the heavy metal door of the nursing station became inadvertently unlocked, and the pts walked like zombies out of their rooms and into the nursing station to get me.

OT but has she released any music lately? Haven't heard from her in a million years.

Yes she has. All her tour dates on on the East Coast for the most part or overseas. Darn.

Christy61

Christy61

Specializes in Med-Surg RN. Has 12 years experience. 2 Posts

I always dream that I'm the patient of any particularly traumatic surgery after the fact. Always disturbing to wake up like that.

Nursynursenurse, ADN, RN

Has 8 years experience. 110 Posts

I had a dream a walked into a room and a resident fell and his arms and legs also fell off. Totally gory, blood everywhere. I didn't know what to do.

I had a dream where I came on shift and all the residents that were standing started collapsing one by one.

I had a dream where I had just crushed a lady's meds and then poured them into the hot tub that happened to be right next to my med cart. I told her to get in, its time for her treatment. She refused. I took off my scrubs and conveniently had a bikini on underneath and jumped in. There was a foreign exchange nurse from Korea that spoke no English already in the hot tub.

And those are only the ones I REMEMBER

OyWithThePoodles, RN

Specializes in Med-surg, school nursing.. Has 10 years experience. 1,338 Posts

I'm no Freud but this is about sex. Hot, hot sex.

PS - the line "I know you're the doctor but yer gonna die!" make me choke on a pistachio.

Now I am laughing out loud. The kid on the health mat asks "What's so funny?"

Nothin' kid...mind yer biness

Farawyn

Has 25 years experience. 12,646 Posts

Now I am laughing out loud. The kid on the health mat asks "What's so funny?"

Nothin' kid...mind yer biness

I was so scared I posted my dream about the guy with the veins, and I see I haven't. I tend to post in my sleep.

I dream less about work now that I'm out of the hospital.

I do dream about AN, and you all look like your avatars.

ixchel

Specializes in critical care. 5 Articles; 4,547 Posts

when I saw him later in the shift I told him about the dream and he was genuinely mad saying "So in your dream I almost die from a tornado and you can't even call me to warn me when there is a REAL storm!?".

What an odd little duck! "Sorry, that wasn't on the NCLEX." [emoji23]