Sunday, April 4, 2010


           After three twelve hour shifts in a row last week I found myself pretty dehydrated. It's one of the unfortunate results of being watched by the Joint Commision/JHACO, we are not allowed to have personal drinks at the nurses stations. We can have them in the break room and/or in the charge nurse's office. It takes some coordination, and time to get to a drink of water. Plus, I happen to like coffee, so I drink that during my breaks as well, and end up becoming even more deyhdrated because of it.
           My astute husband has suggested I try bringing electrolyte drinks with me to work and sipping on those throughout the day, when I get a chance. So I am going to try that this week and see if it makes a difference. I am also going to remind myself to get as many sips of water in during my shifts as I can. Every little bit has to help. Right?

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! That is not good! Try some EmergenC, or Recharge (natural gator ade product without HFCS or artificial colors) or make your own labor ade that you can mix up affordably, here is a recipe:

    From the book Heart and hands by: Elisabeth Davis

    Take about 1 Quart water or Red Raspberry leaf tea and mix it with:
    1/3 cup honey
    1/3 cup lemon juice
    1⁄2 tsp salt
    1⁄4 tsp baking soda
    2 crushed Calcium or Calcium/Magnesium tablets Shake and you are all set.