We’re willing to wager that all of you have encountered the kind of shift that has you shaking your heads and thinking to yourselves, “I did not sign up for this.”
Little to no sleep? To be expected. Difficult patients? You were warned. But nothing could have prepared you for this.
Luckily, though relief may seem woefully out of reach, there are ways to recover.
In this week’s episode of “The Katie Duke Show” on ScrubsBeat, Katie shares her two most reliable decompression tactics, along with a gentle reminder about why nurses have to make winding down after a tense shift an absolute priority.
What do you do to distance yourself from the doom and gloom of a truly disastrous shift? Share some of your own tips and tricks with your fellow nurses in the comments section below.