What nursing habits do you take home? - page 3

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With many of us working long hours it makes sense that some of our "job habits" end up at home. Please share the most embarrassing / funniest thing that has ever happened to you. Which habit do you find is the hardest to break?... Read More


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    Coughing/sneezing into the crook of my arm as opposed to my hands. I'm always slightly horrified to see people in public sneeze into their open hand. Gross!
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    1) Definitely dated some of my cosmetics/makeup when I opened them so I don't keep them longer than 3 mos. - all I can say is at least I didn't put the time opened on them as well!

    2) Forgetting that I can't just casually mention disgusting stories involving bodily fluids/smells/hospital specific happenings because a lot of my friends still think/pretend that most people poop unicorns and rainbows
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    Quote from lvn2bsoon
    Yep, or they go into your narc drawer and take a handful of narc cards back to her office and then you have to go get them....or they get thrown on the floor and she'll stand there till you get back.
    Dang .... now that's downright mean!
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    My bed can not have wrinkles.....when I went thru training it was all flat sheets and mitered corners- the instructor would bounce a coin. I'm OCD about it.....just ask my hubby!
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    I am always surprised at the numbers of nurses who over use the antibiotic ointments and antibacterial soap/wipes at home!

    I always end up dispensing pills into bottle caps -- and the only thing I take routinely at home is iron. I do it for acetaminophen or ibuprofen too.

    I end up visually "assessing" people wherever I go. I don't mean to, but I realize I'm doing it when I come up with their most likely chronic diagnosis (COPD, liver failure, etc). And of course -- the veins. Oh the veins.
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    My cleaning lady is a non-practicing RN. The way she makes my bed would make her instructors proud!
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    Yep to most of the above. Dispensing my own meds in the pill cap, assessing others (oh the wonderful veins I have seen! I could get a 15g in THAT one!), if I hold someone by the wrist for any reason I check their pulse, if the kids (when younger) didn't flush the toilet I would assess that too. (I know I am not the only weirdo)
    I know there are more, I just can't think about them right now.
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    Happywife I love your icon!
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    Quote from HappyWife77
    My bed can not have wrinkles.....when I went thru training it was all flat sheets and mitered corners- the instructor would bounce a coin. I'm OCD about it.....just ask my hubby!
    Happywife I love your icon!


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