I worked 2300- 0730 for 35 years!!
I LOVE NIGHT SHIFT!!
Right now, I am on restricted duty and I'm working 0900-1730. I HATE IT!!
Oh well--nothing I can do about it. Wish I could do this at nite, tho!!
nursemary9 replied to omgodzilla's topic in Nursing
I hate to admit it, but, yes, I've seen those types of nurses, too. In fact when I had my hip replacements, I had a few of them!!
In all my 43 years at the bedside, I've always tried to do my best for patients!!
Please remember, as someone else...
nursemary9 replied to level1_traumaRN's topic in Nursing
I think, even tho it's late, that you should report it. ALL NEEDLESTICKS SHOULD ALWAYS BE REPORTED!!!
You and the patient should be tested, even tho the pt. has no history or risks.
It would definitely help you relax.
I know this can be a very...
nursemary9 replied to Nurse SMS's topic in Nursing
I am so sorry for your loss.
I have been a Nurse for almost 45 years--for the last 35 years I have worked the adult oncology floor.
This is just what we do; I still have a little cry each time I lose any patient. The thing is, I think that's why...
nursemary9 replied to massrn116's topic in Nursing
I worked Night Shift for over 30 years. I can't speak for your co-workers, but we work incredibly hard on my unit at night. I work Hem/Onc/Renal.
We let people sleep as much as possible; however, we also do plenty of the AM Cares to help the day s...
nursemary9 replied to 2007graduate's topic in Illinois
Hi I work in a Teaching Hospital on the Northside. They are hiring right now--we are hoping to open a couple of new units. Right now, they would prefer experience for those floors. However, we also have a WONDERFUL orientation for new grads---the Ver...
nursemary9 replied to UM Review RN's topic in Nursing
Angio, You're article was wonderful; so touching!! The lesson you learning that day is the absolute essence of nursing!!! Now, if only all of us could learn this lesson!! So many people forget that we communicate in many ways, not just by speaking!!
Hi As you can see, I'm quite a bit older then most of you. For a few years I worked as a Manager--in Psych. Because of LOTS of politics, I resigned that position. I had REALLY changed for the worse by the time I left there---My husband was even read...
nursemary9 replied to chicagobsn's topic in Emergency
Sorry Hon, These days it's all about patient satisfaction. There is NO excuse for a pt. being kept waiting that long for a pain med---CODE or NO CODE!! Are you saying that 100% of your staff was involved in the code situation???????????? When we have...
nursemary9 replied to tinamariezzz's topic in Illinois
Well, I work in a large, Chicago teaching Hospital. We do self-scheduling. Our guidelines: We work everyother weekend; We have every other Holiday off We need a certain number of nurses per shift and 2 CNA's per shift, plus a Clerk. If we don't sch...