I work in the E.R at my local hospital and it was my night to answer phones at the nurse's desk. We get a lot of calls from people who live on the outskirts of town who don't want to drive all the way to the hospital if it's not a huge emergency. The phone rings and I answer...

So it was a pretty slow night in our local emergency room. Nothing too bad was coming through the doors, mostly walk-ins and only one or two ambulances. I had only done a few stitches and prescribed some medicine for strep. All in all, it was a pretty great night. Most of the staff, nurses, doctors, and even orderlies...

Night shifts at the Psych ward are often slow; however, recently we have had a recent set of weird behaviors in my unit which can only be described as bizarre and even bizarre might not be accurate.  It all started about a week ago when I heard a chicken sound coming from one of the patient’s rooms. Now, in mental health,...

Anyone who has had the unpleasant undergo of working the night shift knows the drastic lifestyle changes and drowning in waves of stress.  When you are going to work most people are going to sleep.  And once you get into a routine the work stress from the night shift can really leave you in a vexatious depression.  The invisible...

How does my day go? Well, I’m an early riser so I get up at 6, have my first coffee by 7, and I’m at work by 8. The thing is though, those are all during the night time. I sleep when the sun comes up. I’m not allergic to it, nor a vampire or anything. Someone needs to...

NIGHT SHIFT WOESIt took me a long time to get used to working the night shift. Outside the healthcare industry night shifts are often called the “graveyard shift.” However, in my field that’s a term best avoided. Has a tendency to make the patients a tad nervous. Or, their relatives, with the exception of those who really need to...

The absent mindedness of our geriatric patients could be extremely funny. For instance, I once had a patient who came from Kentucky. She was visiting her son for the weekend in Colorado, but decided to check in to the ER because she was feeling extremely light headed, and refused to believe it was just stress from the flight....

I’M ENGAGED TO A MATTRESS I’m tired of it. Do you hear me? Tired of it! While this statement might not mean much coming from a night shift worker because, and I’m sure nurses all around the world can relate, WE’RE TIRED OF EVERYTHING. But what in particular am I so frustrated about? Day shift workers complaining about being...

Night shifts are tough. You’re combating one of the harshest sleep schedules available in professions (although, the military surely has our nurses beat), alongside God-awful cafeteria meals. I mean, do you know how starved you have to be to look forward chicken nuggets as if they were a filet mignon? PRETTY STARVED, THAT’S FOR SURE. Worst of all, many...

Night shifts haunt you. Truly. Going into the medical profession and being assigned those grueling hours change every aspect of your life. For starters, your sleeping schedule has to be widely different from the rest of the human population, so say goodbye to all friends, family, and practically every other human being and get ready to integrate into a...
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