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Anybody else at work on the nightshift?

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naomijd19 Thu 28-Apr-16 00:00:41

7:30pm until 7:30am

What you all up to?
I feel like this is inhumane haha! grin

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 00:07:50

Yep. 19:00 - 07:00

Everyone is currently sleeping, checks and care plan up to date. I feel like shit though. Keep feeling a bit light headed as well which doesn't bode well.

naomijd19 Thu 28-Apr-16 01:32:13


Same same, lightheaded, tired and 13 weeks pregnant, absolutely exhausted!! Nothing worse than watching people asleep haha

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 01:33:34

Not at the moment but I feel your pain! I have a 1930-0930 next week NOOOO.

I hate them I truly do.

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 01:37:53

I checked my blood sugar and it was 2.4, which goes a long way to explain why I was feeling crap! Have smacked on my emergency biscuits and a banana.
I prefer night shifts to days mind you, but I'm a natural night owl.

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 01:39:33

Dolly!! Bloody hell, is that the norm for you during night shifts? I know my diabetic colleagues have ended up having the pumps because they found their blood sugars so hard to manage with having to work a mixture of nights and days

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 01:41:13

Nah Greys I've been feeling a bit under the weather and couldn't be arsed to eat because I'm a stupid cow hadn't eaten in about 28 hours!

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 01:44:57

Obviously I'm preaching to the converted here, you know both personally and professionally, but have a sit down, tell your colleagues if you feel comfortable and monitor flowers

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 01:58:18

Thanks smile I'll give it a check in an hour or two. Am draining a massive brew and tackling the ever present elearning!

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 02:02:05

An hour at the most Dolly, for me grin

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 02:08:35

I feel decidedly less shit so I think the power of biscuits has kicked in!

HookedOnHooking Thu 28-Apr-16 02:20:05

19.30 - 08.15.
It's very peaceful tonight which is bliss after being mental busy for last few weeks/months. We are even getting a break! Such a thing rarely happens. brew

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 02:32:45

If you're all in hospitals, after seeing the A&E today it's no surprise you have a bit of well deserved respite. Dead.

naomijd19 Thu 28-Apr-16 03:03:15

Dotty do keep an eye on those blood sugars, make sure you're eating and drinking when you can, my mum's a type 1 diabetic sad worries me when she doesn't eat properly and as a result of that ends up poorly!

I'm working in a hospital - work for the NHS, got my boyfriend waiting for me in bed at home for a 'goodnight kiss' before I sleep, apparently he misses me (gone soppy, bless him!!!) will see him about 8 in the morning haha! I'm glad I'm not working on A&E tonight, on a ward instead X

HookedOnHooking Thu 28-Apr-16 03:09:11

Oh god the on-line learning shite. I can't do it at 3am. It hurts.

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 03:12:31

I'm doing elearning on health and safety. My brain is about to leak from my ears. I've got depravation of liberties to do next. Care home nurse. On the plus side my blood glucose is now 4.7 :D

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 03:14:22

Aw naomi he sounds lovely. When I do nights my fella makes me a little pack lunch for when I get home because he knows I wont have ate during the night. They're sweet arent they!

I think we're (hospital peeps) are going to see a massive influx tomorrow. People have managed to say away (funny how that happens when they think they'll be waiting ages) and will come in tomorrow and Friday.

Can we just get rid of e-learning god it's tedious. E-learning each year just so i can access my patients records in my trust. ffs

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 03:14:54

yay dotty glad it's come up now. Biscuits are the underrated medicine

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 03:19:08

I'm now the proud owner of a health and safety elearning certificate. I shall put it with my first aid one.
Was super handy the first aid one. It told me to put pressure on a bleeding wound, well I never hmm

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 03:20:40

SO much learned. That'll come in handy the next time you have a 2222 (or whatever it is in your trust ha)

Save it though, apparently they go towards your revalidation thingy

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 03:23:48

That's why I always keep the certificates. Bugger knows how I'm going to get my revaluation through, I work as the lone nurse on nights so I don't know how I'm going to get my feed back from another RN. Have got a meeting with my manager in a week or so to discuss it. Unpaid, during my rest day obviously.

GraysAnalogy Thu 28-Apr-16 03:33:36

I was asking an agency nurse about this the other day. How. HOW the bloody hell are they supposed to get all the shite they need to and all this feedback. Couldn;t imagine working on a unit for a matter of days per year and then having to ask someone for feedback and a bloody reflection (may have got this wrong, its what a sister was telling me the other day though)

Make sure you put those hours on your reval though. You're always having to jump through hoops aren't you, it's ridiculous. I don't have to revalidate thank god.

HookedOnHooking Thu 28-Apr-16 03:43:41

I foolishly took my electric blanket off my bed at the weekend. What was I thinking???? It's bloody arctic

DottyButtons Thu 28-Apr-16 03:47:25

I'm going to ask for a weekly or fort nightly shift with another nurse I think. Staffing would allow, company paying out for two nurses might be a different matter. Plus I want some proper clinical supervision time.

maisiejones Sat 30-Apr-16 16:08:56

I used to love getting into a warm bed in the morning after a 12 hour night shift. Sheer bliss. On another note, I'm so glad I don't have to revalidate until Jan 2018 which is pretty much when I plan to retire. I've jumped through too many hoops for too many years - first with the GNC, then the UKCC and now the NMC. I really can't be bothered with this bollocks for much longer.

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