Night shift naps - page 6

A BIG no-no...but some RN's still do it. And, for the most part get by with it. HOW? It is embarrassing to the unit when there is a float nurse not to mention the alarms answered on their behalf. ... Read More

  1. by   tarheelnurse
    Working nights is tough...but we all go into hospital nursing with our eyes wide open...patients are there and someone has to work nights. our patients deserve to have well rested and alert nurses no matter what the shift. what if you were the parent and walked in on a dozing nurse, how would you feel? What if they were taking care of your baby/family member.

    Tell Management and give specifics...don't assume they know. You will be doing your patients, co-workers and the sleeping peer a favor!
  2. by   Holly27
    The person I see falling asleep on my unit is the doctor! lol He works days and then goes home eats dinner with his family, tucks his girls in and sleeps a few hours. He usually shows up about 2 or 3am. I don't have a problem with it ACCEPT he always falls asleep at the nurses station writing orders. lol Last time he did this I had to chase him down to clarify an order because he it said Social Service consult ambul lung scribble scribble scribble and the line went down the Im normally good at reading Dr's handwriting but this was too much!lol
  3. by   Imafloat
    I just saw a story on the Today show that said many employers are giving employees a 15-20 minute power nap, it makes them more productive. Americans don't get enough sleep, I didn't need a news story to tell me that though.