Sunday, February 26, 2012

Night Float

Well my vacation has been over. During that "staycation" I pretty much tried to catch up on some projects that I have been meaning to do at home. I am now in my 2nd week of nights. Boy is my system off. Right now my main job is to help with admissions. Once I finish at 5 admissions I am done for the night. The earlier this happens, the sooner I go home. But if it happens later, then I tend to go back to the residents quarters and go to sleep so that I can get home safely.

Part of my job is to be the night float intern on Friday nights. Basically for practically anything I get called. This past Friday was especially busy. But not with acute problems, mainly a lot of busy work. Checking up on labs, putting in IVs when the nurses could not, putting in a nasalgastric tube. Every time I went to lay down and get some rest, my beeper went off. I probably got a good 1 hour of decent sleep that night. But that is what I signed up for right. But the cool thing was that I was confident in my abilities. The only time I called my resident was to confirm my plan in a case that I was sure about but need to confirm my suspicions. It is just like they say, time and experience. 

Still waiting on the COMLEX results. Less than 2.5 years to go before I make a descent salary. In the meantime, lets take advantage of any and all programs we qualify for. 


  1. sounds like you are doing great! I am so happy for you.

  2. I stumbled across your blow in the last couple months. It's been really helpful to me to find somebody who's gone through what I aspire to do. Thanks for taking the time to write.

    1. It is my pleasure. Just remember, this is a marathon and no a sprint.

  3. Having been through night float recently, I feel your pain. It really does throw the entire system out of whack.