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Salute to Night Shift Moms

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NRSKarenRN has 43 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.

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from advance for nurses 7/24/04

day sleep walking

here's a salute to mom's working the nightshift

by elizabeth bussey sowdal, rn

if i were the boss of everything, which i have sometimes been accused of thinking that i am, there would be a very special award for people who work the night shift. a big government subsidized, all-expenses-paid vacation twice a year - or something equally wonderful...

http://nursing.advanceweb.com/common/editorial/editorial.aspx?cc=37944

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jschut has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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LOL! AMEN to that one! :)

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BBFRN has 15 years experience as a BSN, PhD and specializes in Trauma,ER,CCU/OHU/Nsg Ed/Nsg Research.

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Lol...so true! I've had people call me at 1300, only to have me groggily ask them how would they like it if I called them at 0100, because that's what time it was in my world.

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NeuroICURN specializes in Neurology, Neurosurgerical & Trauma ICU.

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Good article...thanks for sharing and thanks to all the moms that can do permanent night shift, because God knows I'm not one of them!

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i am single mom of 20 monthes old baby girl. i am also nursing student and i work on night shift on icu. it was so incredible to used to it, but for now i am more confined by myself. best wishes to all of you working mom, especially night shifts. too much sacrifies but life is like wheel of fortune, so who knows what will happen tomorow. faith, hope, love, to you.

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altomga has 20 years experience and specializes in Pain Mgmt, ICU nursing, L/D Nursing.

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That was such a good, funny (but true).article!!! I love it...Irritable?...me?...no never...(just don't ask my husband or 3 kids!!..LOL :rotfl: ). Sleep??? I have to work tonight, but I woke up with a phone call from a telemarketer!!!!!!!!!!........so now I am up for the day!!!...Oh well...such is life!...6yrs of night shift down...???? how many more????.....one day...somewhere over the rainbow...I will have a normal life...if only I could find that yellow brick road and OZ!!!..LOL LOL :p

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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rofl Karen you always find the BEST stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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night duty dads have just as much fun too...don't forget us...or our spouses and siblings...god bless insomnia and its practical uses [NOT]!!! :uhoh3:

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bagladyrn is a RN and specializes in OB.

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Too true! I've bought many a magazine subscription and agreed to much overtime when contacted in the middle of the day. I will say though that no door to door church ladies have ever returned for a second try after being confronted by the sight of me (and possibly the language from me) when they knock on the door at 11 am.

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StNeotser has 10 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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What annoys me the most is the calls I get from work in the middle of the day. After all, telemarketers don't know you've been up all night. Our scheduler once called me at midday to remind me I had picked up a shift for the following night. I asked her if she had a brain in her head and had stopped to think if I might be sleeping.

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SmilingBluEyes has 20 years experience.

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(((((((((((Dads))))))))))))

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