Never Say the Q Word

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    It's always busy on your shift. But occasionally you get a lull in the action. You might even have time to catch up on charting and take a bathroom break. But NEVER say the Q word! As soon as someone utters that word, the spell has been cast and the craziness begins. Has that happened to you?
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    Oh Yes! Never say the Q word! Newbies learn this fast when we all jump on them for saying it.lol
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    Oh, I learned that lesson as a new grad. We were congratulating ourselves on what was shaping up to be a "quiet" shift. Silly us! A patient choked on a slice of bread and resisted all our attempts to resuscitate him. It was also my first death. Thirty-some years later, I still want to slap anyone who breezes in and says "Oh, it's quiet today!"

    On a similar superstitious note: if you work in a place where you have frequent flyers (like psych) never say the name of a frequent flyer out loud. That person will be your next admit. (I've punished people for doing that by making them be the patient's primary nurse.) Even using something that rhymes with the name might not be enough to stave off the jinx.
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    Never mention the unmentionables....they show up.
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    I don't believe in superstition but my grandmother used to throw a pinch of salt behind her back to ward of stuff. I don't believe in being punitive but instead try to treat people the way I would want to be treated.
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    Quote from Nurse acewa
    I don't believe in superstition but my grandmother used to throw a pinch of salt behind her back to ward of stuff. I don't believe in being punitive but instead try to treat people the way I would want to be treated.
    This was supposed to be a humorous thread, but thanks for setting us all straight.
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    o_O love this


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