And we were having such a nice day, too... - page 2

The curse has not set in, but it is upon us. In the nursing office (which is really a suite of offices that are not all nurses, but we get to keep the cool name ;)), our director of marketing just... Read More

  1. by   Davey Do
    Quote from audreysmagic
    I'm going to be driving the struggle bus this weekend, covering RN Supervisor for the adolescent psych building, so...I feel ya. May the odds be ever in your favor.
    Okay... I like you, kid, so I'll give you a hint.

    (But first I have to say some magic ward-off words.)

    "Ooo eee, ooo ah ah ting tang
    Walla walla, bang bang
    "

    Shhhh! *When I worked in OR, if there was ever a possibility for another surgery, we'd pull for that surgery... For example, if the surgery was open reduction with possible internal fixation, we pulled for the internal fixation.*

    I know: elementary. But you get the gist, right?

    Okay?

    (Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge,)
  2. by   Munch
    Yes the words quiet, dead or slow are definitely no-no words when remarking on the census in the hospital. As soon as someone remarks how we have empty beds on our unit you can bet the ED will soon be calling with 3 new admits...shortly after that we will get notice that we are on decompression status with the ED diverting EMS cases.

    My favorite is when a patient complains about waiting hours for the doctor to come and you can bet as soon as the doc shows up the patient is always in the bathroom(and god forbid the doctor wait because who knows they could be having a marathon BM session) words I actually heard a resident say after he came down to do a pain consult.
  3. by   wondern
    Don't go and say ~"We don't have any add-ons!"
  4. by   Mavrick
    Quote from ruby_jane
    Um....that one's real, as is the general knowledge that all manner of oddities happen during a full moon.
    We are in luck for the entire month of February HAS NO FULL MOON.

    (Just a minute bit of trivia I have been dying to work into normal conversation.)
  5. by   Mavrick
    "I'm leaving on my vacation tomorrow, so I'd like to get off early today."

    Guaranteed to generate at least an hour of overtime.
  6. by   Mavrick
    Bring two IV catheters to ensure a one-stick start. Bring only one and count on blowing that big juicy vein.
  7. by   Ruas61
    Payday weekend has massive call offs...
  8. by   brownbook
    Quote from Mavrick
    "I'm leaving on my vacation tomorrow, so I'd like to get off early today."

    Guaranteed to generate at least an hour of overtime.
    This always.....a really slow afternoon in out patient surgery.....I really need to, would like to, be sent home early, anxiously watching the clock....DOOM DOOM DOOM, I go home late!
  9. by   djh123
    Kind of similar. If I ever think, say 2 hours before the normal end of my shift, that gee, nothing big is going on and I might get out on time, I learned not to ever utter that out loud. Sure enough, chaos often ensues if I've said it out loud...
  10. by   Nurse Beth
    Death comes in threes
  11. by   audreysmagic
    Quote from Ruas61
    Payday weekend has massive call offs...
    That's just plain true, in my experience...and if payday weekend has less-than-stellar weather, you're really in for a bad time.
  12. by   OldDude
    Quote from Mavrick
    Bring two IV catheters to ensure a one-stick start. Bring only one and count on blowing that big juicy vein.
    AYE!! RE Cath UA on an infant female...If I don't place an open urine cup in easy reach to grab and catch the urine, she'll pee when the diaper comes off or while I'm cleaning. If I have the urine cup handy...no problems.
  13. by   NurseCard
    Quote from brownbook
    When a patient tells me they have great veins and I'll have no trouble with their IV.... I know I'll blow it.
    I'm the opposite; if a patient tells me they have terrible veins... that's it, I'm not
    gettin' it.

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