confessions of a foodaholic

sharing my life through food

nursing makes you fat

on September 22, 2012

okay, so it doesn’t really, but i’m starting to really understand why most nurses have the most eff’ed up eating schedules! so let’s recount this day shall we? i woke up at the ungodly hour of 3:30am (or as i know how to think of it, as 0330) and ate my breakfast at a solid 4am. fast forward 7 and 1/2 hours and now it’s time for lunch. i don’t know about you guys, but that is WAY too much time between meals!! fast forward another 6 hours and i’m about to sit down to eat again…anyone else see anything wrong with this picture???

let me go into more detail…i’m a student nurse with only 1 patient to take care. this means that i only am delivering meds to one person, and today those meds happened at just 1 time. i’m only giving 1 bed bath, changing 1 bed, toileting 1 person, doing vitals on 1 person only once, and working on education with just one person…and i only ate once today after breakfast. those who are the actual RN’s on the floor have anywhere from 5-7 patients each, and they do a lot more than we do. WHEN DO THEY EAT?!?! the reality is slowly hitting me. sure, as nurses we advocate for our patients and try to teach the importance of healthy eating in order to maintain health however our own health is pushed to the back burner. do as i say, not as i do. yes you should eat every 2-3 hours to keep your metabolism up and keep your blood sugar from crashing. just ignore the fact that i haven’t eating in god knows how long and that’s why my hands are shaking and i can’t see straight…no biggie. 


i’m thinking that a continuous IV drip of some liquid food might need to happen for this chickie to survive nursing!


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