LOL Yup! That's why I said "safe." ;-) Only nurses can appreciate the humor (and truth) in "Asystole is a stable rhythm."
Another thing I learned as a nurse is that everyone has a different definition of the word "emergency." I used to tell my family not to call me at work unless it's an emergency, then I went on to remind them that an emergency means something is on fire or somebody isn't breathing. lol My favorite quote: "Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part." My daughter used to have a bad habit of making impromptu plans with her friends, then expecting me to drop everything to accommodate those plans.
To be honest, pretty much everything we learn in nursing can be applied to life. Assess, diagnose, plan, implement, reevaluate. Always prioritize and be willing to delegate when necessary. Those steps have kept me out of hot water more times than I can count. And the ability to detect a lie; never tell a nurse a lie and expect to get away with it. We can smell lies from a mile away. We should be able to; we've heard them all at least a few hundred times.
Quote from Vespertinas
Reminds me of a nursing bumper sticker, "Asystole is a stable rhythm."