Full-Moon : Nurses Say about Full-Moon
Full-Moon (Article By Shelly Lopez Gray on Thu, Jun 16, 2016)
Nurses have some kind of Humor Whe3cn Full-Moon time. Something weird happens when there’s a full moon, at least according to a nurse! Nurses tend to be very superstitious. When there’s a full moon, there are a lot of (bad) possibilities…
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1. We will be short staffed when Full-Moon
“We are short of staff ” Nurses say about full moon. It’s just the way it goes. Someone will more than likely call in, or we will just be short-handed for the amount of patients that walk through the door!
- The unit will be full.
This is almost a guarantee. If there is a full moon the night before a shift (or the night of your shift), every single room on the unit will be destined to be full. And there won’t be a lot of discharges.
- We will have 10,000 admissions.
And again, every room will be full. If you’re a labor nurse, this means that you might deliver a baby in triage, or worse—in the hallway, with a curtain. Been there. Done that. And the worst part is there’s no.stopping.it.
- Everyone will be jacked up.
Like seriously jacked up. Sick-sick. There’s no way to intervene your way out of this one.
- There might be a code.
These are the days we just cross our fingers and pray.
- Something crazy will happen.
Something super our of the ordinary will happen. Maybe a patient’s family member will get into a fight. Maybe the patient’s family member will pass out. Maybe you’ll have to call social services on ¾ of your patients. It’s just the way the day will roll with a full moon.
- We won’t get a bathroom break.
Our bladders can spasm, but we won’t be able to even think about a bathroom break.
- We’ll be lucky if we eat.
I’m shocked we’re not all skinny…
- All hell will break loose.
Grab onto your seat folks, it’s going to be a crazy day!!