Quote from kirbycruiser
Wow. I had no idea nurses were responsible for transporting the dead to the morgue. Not something I will be looking forward to.
Yeppers. If you're the one that can most safely leave the floor, it's you, usually someone else to help with the stretcher, and the body.
I never minded dead folks. They weren't in there anymore. I DID mind when whoever did post-mortem care didn't lay the bed flat, and for whatever reason it took time to get a chance to move them to the morgue- and they were still at whatever angle the bed was..... like THAT is something you can camouflage going down the hall.
My max in one night was 3 at a LTC....two were expected, the third was just tired of being old, I guess. Back then, I had to call the medical examiner to release the body (Illinois). He'd ask if it was expected, if anything was unusual. The first one- ok
.....second one- well, OK
.... third one- "What in the world are you people doing over there tonight?