Nocturne121 565 Views
Joined: Dec 12, '02;
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What a wonderful thread. I hope to renew it. Like I posted in one of my threads my dying patient would smile every once in awhile and hold his hands up like he was reaching for something.
Please share any stories. I love to hear about these things. I am such a believer.
i am a night shift lpn in johnson city tn...i work med-surg. floor.
i have been a nurse for 1 yr. prior to that i was a pcp and a phlebotomy coach for 3 yrs. i am 51 yrs young and thoroughly enjoy life. i have 2 grown children and 4 beautiful grandchildren. i am very happy to be here and hope i can contribute something useful from time to time..thank you for reading my intro....
I have lost 2 patients in one shift as well and once had a reputation that still haunts me to this day - once called the angel of death like another poster (ERNurse752) was.
I like to think those that are ready to pass from this world to the next find a helping soul, someone that they feel comfortable enough with, to let go of this world and move on into the next, like a guide. Kind of a spiritual thing I guess.
Still the loss of patients, even when it is their time can be hard on you.
:Holly1: Happy Holidays to you all.
I work 7pm to 7am and I stay up all night on my nights off, usually! I have tried sleeping on nights off, but find it to wear me out when I change rhythms back and forth...:roll Good thing WALMART is open 24 hours a day. Switching sleep patterns back and forth is hard on your body and you never get your circadians set right. My advice... be Nocturnal!
Working night shift - it's not just a job - it's a LIFESTYLE!
You definately have to let others know you work nights and SLEEP in the daytime, otherwise you don't get much sleep.
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