This week's ER

by blondy2061h blondy2061h, MSN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Oncology. Has 15 years experience.

I just got around to watching ER from last Thursday. I thought it was an extremely good episode. I also liked the point- sometimes no matter what we do the bad outcome happens, and sometimes we get lucky.

But at one point in the episode Dr. Banfield says, "Shifts and breaks, such a nurse thing."

Seriously, how many of us always leave on time and always get our break?

Virgo_RN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Cardiac Telemetry, ED. 3,543 Posts

I chuckled at that comment. While there are some shifts where we're so slammed that I end up working through my breaks, I do prioritize my breaks and I do work very hard to get out on time. We are union, we have a contract with the hospital, and we are paid hourly. I will not volunteer my time. If patient needs are such that taking my breaks would compromise patient care, fine, I'll work through them, and I'll even stay late, but I will get paid for it.

I have overheard many a hospitalist complain of being at work for twelve to fourteen hours and not having had a meal break. I have a feeling that their labor agreement with the hospital is different from that of the nurses' union.



Specializes in M/S, Tele, Peds, ER. Has 4 years experience. 92 Posts

Yes! This week's ER episode was actually really good! It does make you think.....

As far as Dr Banfield's comment, I hardly gave it a second thought... just roll my eyes.. come to think of it, the same response Sam gave.



Has 7 years experience. 106 Posts

How about "Sleeping during your shift.....such a doctor thing"

Keepstanding, ASN, RN

Specializes in School Nursing. Has 10 years experience. 1,600 Posts

now that's funny ! :)

praiser :heartbeat

how about "sleeping during your shift.....such a doctor thing"

psalm, RN

Specializes in Staff nurse. 1 Article; 1,263 Posts

I realize ER is in its last season, but it would be nice to feature nursing more than just Sam. How about some up-and-coming ER nurse coming on, just like Sam's debut?



7 Posts

i just thought lol lol ! break yeah right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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