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Posted Sunday, May 13, 2007


ONE NIGHT STAND

I live for night. My clinical schedule starts from three in the afternoon until twelve midnight, thrice a week. Whether I like it or not, it should be understood as final and absolute. It is not part of some evil plan and make my life even more miserable (?).

I hated everything from the start. My subconscious told me that the schedule was not for me. Our house is twenty kilometers away from the clinical area, with a multicab or a bus ride plus a 5-peso fare tricycle as the means to reach the place. It was dusk and I had no choice because this is to be the last trip to our baranggay. I cannot afford even to rent a boarding house or a lodging house [and one more thing, my duty is just thrice a week] so it is just a waste of time and money. So I had no choice but to accept the next option, as a one night house mate of my group mate house at J.P. Laurel. Ha.. ha... See how pakapalan ng mukha could bring? So, I just laugh about it. Of course, those are those times when I have to swallow my shy.

Our clinical concept this semester focus on special areas- Emergency Room, Operating Room and Delivery Room. Unfortunately, there are no patients for operations and delivery. Maybe because it is just a primary hospital. Ergo, it's a whole new level of boring. So our clinical instructor assigned us to different areas of the hospital as a medicating student nurse, for Vital signs monitoring, charting, ER and OPD. As usual, we're doing a usual experience we learned before. I couldn't help but wonder, did it all matter in the end? We spent 8- hour shift span but my perception of apathy did not budge. I did learn one thing, though. One absent tantamount to an extra six- make up duties and five hundred pesos.

Oh, I forgot! I learned to get some sleep during a day. Be well rested because you will be up all night. :-)

EXTRA:

Day- shifters may think night nurses are relaxing while patients sleep, but night nurses want to clean the air. Anxiety can run high for night nurses pressured to make all the right decisions. And while some patients have successfully counted sheep into their dreams, nurses often are confronted with requests and issues that no one else can solve.

Night nurses also are managing psychosocial issues that are masked during the day by the commotion and welcome interruptions by family and friends. At night, patient trust the nurses will look after them while they sleep and take care of all their problems if they can't.

It is a different world at night when you are caring for patients. They are totally alone without family and that sometimes causes them to get confused and disoriented.

Nurse- patient ratios can shift drastically at night, as well, and create heavier work loads for nurses.

All of those pressures have contributed to the heightened skill levels night nurses tend to posses, they are blood drawers, IV starters, baby deliverers and, often, a friendly face to share that sometimes not-so-friendly night.

Source: Advance for Nurses, Loving the Nightlife.


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Behind a typical average guy who has a typical average looks, easy rider, escape artist, junkie monkey and a home soul is a Richard Vallega Diongson, born under the twin sign (May 21, 1988), 19 years old and a Fourth year Bachelor of Science in Nursing student of the Paramedical Dept of Colegio de Kidapawan formerly North Cotabato Institute of Technology Inc. He is not likely to be considered very sociable but he is always willing to extend help in the community. He's doing fine in class. He loves blogging (he loves to blog and goes to Net Web with no particular thing in mind to blog about) and photography. He blogs depending on the availability of his schedule. Moreover, he loves to play dart. He's five feet and 5 inches tall, of medium built, black-haired, plain and ordinary.

He's hardworking and determined because he wants to accomplish his many aspirations in life. He's handling his course very challenging and in fact experiencing difficulties but he still handling it quite well. Email/ friendster- richard.diongson@gmail.com.

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