I have spent the better part of the last two decades working in a hospital settings ranging from County facilities to large private hospitals and community hospitals. I have worked days, weekends, holidays and overnights. I’ve worked 30 hour shifts and at 2 in the morning. I’ve watched more sunrises over ambulance bays that I care to recall. But in all of that, I can assure you that I was never, ever even close to being the hardest working person in the hospital. That distinction goes to the nurses. Imagine 12 hours on your feet, multiple patients, dressing changes, wound checks, family members, medication reconciliation, interpreting vital signs, laboratory data and (worst of all..) – interacting with doctors! Then coming in the next day and doing it all over again.