Pinch me, I think I'm dreaming ...

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  • Specializes in CCU, Geriatrics, Critical Care, Tele. Has 29 years experience.

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At best, hospitals have four walls and a roof and I seriously doubt that contained within these four walls is a Nurse's Break Room as described here. That would be heaven. But, who would be taking care of the patients? Maybe that's why we will never see anything like this. Come on, dream a little dream with me and tell me what you envision as the perfect Break Room.

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yohanes9

39 Posts

It doesn't work at my hospital we had one and on those days when there were no pt everybody was having a good time! Birthdays ! Celebrations ! And the nursing manager changed it into an administrative office! It was really good

Specializes in Emergency. Has 21 years experience.

Slurpee machine (that has scheduled maintenance), big tv, huge refrigerator (that has scheduled cleaning), keurig machine with large variety of non-flavored pods, 2 microwaves, comfortable chairs, masseuse, therapy dog.

Our break room actually has some of the above.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience.

What is this "break room" you speak of?

WKShadowNP, DNP, APRN

1 Article; 2,077 Posts

Specializes in Hospital medicine; NP precepting; staff education. Has 22 years experience.

My hospital actually placed a serenity room somewhere on the 3rd floor. I'm on the ground floor in the ER. you have to get a key from your director. I rarely get a lunch much less time for a quiet moment in this mythical room. I think it is more like Narnia.

RNsRWe, ASN, RN

4 Articles; 10,428 Posts

Trying to picture what the purpose of a Hair Stylus might be. ;)

Would it be made of actual hair.....or used to stick IN hair....?

I think I need a bit of time in that Magical Mythical Break Room...

Has 13 years experience.

A breakroom with healthy food choices that don't cost an arm and a leg. A quite place where everyone cleans up after themselves. Maybe even a futon for those days when you are just to tired to drive home safely or in case of a weather emergency when you have to stay for a double shift (or more).

RNsRWe, ASN, RN

4 Articles; 10,428 Posts

My hospital actually placed a serenity room somewhere on the 3rd floor. I'm on the ground floor in the ER. you have to get a key from your director. I rarely get a lunch much less time for a quiet moment in this mythical room. I think it is more like Narnia.

And I imagine that it'd take about an hour and a half to track down the person who has authorization to give you the pass key.....for your 15 minute break. If you had one, that is ;)

Then, too, let's not forget the form that would be required to be submitted and approved prior to the release of said Mythical Magical Narnia Breakroom Key: an explanation as to what the room will be used for, the specific date and time it is requested to be used (not to be varied by even ten minutes, or the authorization becomes null and void). The form should be signed by the charge nurse, Nurse manager, unit director and then submitted to the facility director for approval.

The approval process should take about 2-3 weeks for processing....and you will likely be granted your request about a day after the date you had on the form. IOW....null and void. But enjoy that room! :D

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

18 Articles; 13,679 Posts

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.
Trying to picture what the purpose of a Hair Stylus might be. ;)

Would it be made of actual hair.....or used to stick IN hair....?

Fixed that little word. :)

Farawyn

12,646 Posts

Has 25 years experience.
Massage therapist.

Not to be confused with nurses who give back rubs!