do you find yourselves using certain nursing procedures at home?

  1. Ok. A few days before my big move to start my new job, I got sick. It was so bad that I went to see the doc for antibiotics and tylenol 3 for pain control. I found myself assessing my own pain on the pain scale and determined that I needed to call the doc about something stronger then extra strength tylenol. Then when I got the tylenol 3, I found myself periodically counting the pills just as you would in a hospital. I am now feeling much better and settled into my new apartment on the opposite side of the state. I also start my new job tomorrow. Does anyone else find themselves using those nursing procedures we learned in school such as pain assessment or narcotics counting? You can call me a little obsessive if you want. Of course, I am starting to think that all nursing students are raised to be a bit obsessive.
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  3. by   glascow
    After I had surgery and was on quite a few meds, I made up MARS and posted them on the fridge. I signed them off after I would take the dose.
    I always relate my pain 0-10 when talking to a Dr.
    I have taught my family and friends the 0-10 pain scale and they use it when calling me for advice.
  4. by   meownsmile
    HA,,, how many of us write with approved abbreviations when we dont really need to? LOL,,caught myself doing that more than a few times. LOL
  5. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    Originally posted by meownsmile
    HA,,, how many of us write with approved abbreviations when we dont really need to? LOL,,caught myself doing that more than a few times. LOL
    I have to be careful when writing hubby notes....he gets a little frustrated trying to figure some of them out.:chuckle

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