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NYC Nurse Loses Control Of SUV Driving Home After Shift

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klone, MSN, RN

Specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership. Has 15 years experience.

Those comments are pretty ridiculous. Someone actually opined that she went out for a few drinks before driving home! Holy hell. There but for the grace of G-d go I, many many times (which is why I left the night shift - I was just NOT SAFE and I can't believe I never got into a car accident on my drives home).

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I have fallen asleep in traffic. I have fallen asleep at a railroad crossing. I ahve gotten home and thought...how did I get here?

Those comments show the ignorance of the gen public... they also operate vehicles and are allowed to procreate. ;)

Those comments are pretty ridiculous. Someone actually opined that she went out for a few drinks before driving home! Holy hell. There but for the grace of G-d go I, many many times (which is why I left the night shift - I was just NOT SAFE and I can't believe I never got into a car accident on my drives home).

Actually those comments are rather tame for the Staten Island Advance. Until recently when moderation was introduced persons said worse, far worse in response to anything including deaths. Don't know what has happened to my hometown (Staten Island) but generally the persons making such comments aren't in anyway like my family and or friends/one knew growing up.

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

Not sure what her profession has to do with anything. Lots of people have to work third shift, and I'm sure any number of them have, at one time or another, not been at their most alert when driving, including falling asleep at the wheel.

Not sure what her profession has to do with anything. Lots of people have to work third shift, and I'm sure any number of them have, at one time or another, not been at their most alert when driving, including falling asleep at the wheel.

Because, don't you know, it's more SCANDALOUS if an Angel of Mercy eventually succumbs. If it were a trash collector, newspaper worker, or convenience store employee, it wouldn't be news.

People like to cluck their tongues, that's all. It sells papers. Much like the other crap that gets written about nurses....it sells papers.

Those comments are pretty ridiculous. Someone actually opined that she went out for a few drinks before driving home! Holy hell. There but for the grace of G-d go I, many many times (which is why I left the night shift - I was just NOT SAFE and I can't believe I never got into a car accident on my drives home).

Ditto. I was thrilled to get off night shift after only six months. I'm just not wired that way.

I fell asleep and crashed my car into the back of a vehicle stopped to make a left turn one morning after a long 11-7 shift. Fortunately no one was hurt.

After that, I slept in the physcians call room for an hour or so every morning before leaving if I felt that tired.