And we were having such a nice day, too... - page 3

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   NurseCard
    This is a personal one for me... If I don't have some
    kind of coffee, coffee drink, etc, to drink in the car on
    the way to work... I will have a horrible night. Doesn't
    matter if there is a hot, steamin', fresh pot of it just
    waiting for me when I get there (I have a coworker that
    I follow who is AWESOME about making some for us!)

    I HAVE to have it ON THE WAY to work.
  2. by   wannabenycnurse2011
    Quote from cleback
    If you say the name of a discharged patient they will be back.

    Can't say the Q word either.
    OMG, I have had this happen too many times to count. And usually, they want me as his or her nurse!
  3. by   kbrn2002
    I'm really not superstitious, but I have learned to never, ever use the "Q" word for fear of being attacked by the other staff like a pack of rabid wolves.
  4. by   ruby_jane
    Quote from Mavrick
    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.)
    WOW!! But that means March has....two???
  5. by   WestCoastSunRN
    I'm going to lunch, my patients shouldn't need anything.


    Ha!
  6. by   BeckyESRN
    School nurse here: It doesn't matter if the radar is showing a winter storm with 10 inches of snow happening at exactly 5am; do not ever say "We're going to have a snow day tomorrow" or stay up late because you're positive school will be delayed.

    The q word is still a no-no here as well!
  7. by   brownbook
    I worked in a smaller city, small county hospital. When ever I drove to work and was passed by an ambulance invariably it would be a slow quiet shift.

    Don't get me started on wasted, wasteful, use of 911 for non emergencies.
  8. by   sallyrnrrt
    Former ER Supv.

    Never say the "Q" word
  9. by   NurseBeans
    From the OR world...don't finish your cases too quick or you WILL get someone else's work! If you go get one suture, just grab two. If you grab one you WILL drop or contaminate. All redheads wake up from anesthesia like wild animals. Actually that one may be scientifically backed, not sure...

    From the wild, wonderful world of school nursing, don't say the Q-word, don't mention a FF, don't mention a crazy parent by name or they WILL walk in the door that day!

    And if you wear nice new scrubs to work and actually do hair/makeup, you will get puked on. Or peed on. Or both.
  10. by   Have Nurse
    Death always seems to come in 3s.
  11. by   Mavrick
    Quote from ruby_jane
    WOW!! But that means March has....two???
    Yep, just like January. The second full moon is called the "Blue Moon". So, if something only happens once in a Blue Moon, it will happen again in March. A year with two Blue Moons is very rare.

    WOW! That means I'm going to make it through the self checkout without needing any customer assistance!
    Last edit by Mavrick on Feb 8
  12. by   BeckyESRN
    Quote from NurseBeans
    From the OR world...don't finish your cases too quick or you WILL get someone else's work! If you go get one suture, just grab two. If you grab one you WILL drop or contaminate. All redheads wake up from anesthesia like wild animals. Actually that one may be scientifically backed, not sure...
    As a redhead, I can tell you that this has been true for me! We also generally require high doses and are less likely to respond to caine anesthetics.
  13. by   Crystal-Wings
    When I did a nightshift private duty case my patient's mom would say "He had a great day! No coughing or suctioning today (he was a trach/vent patient). He should sleep all night for you!" And then he wouldn't sleep all night.

    Mom was great though. I always looked forward to getting report from her, rather than his day shift nurse who was a crabby Russian lady in her 50's who always treated me like I was incompetent despite the fact that my patient's mom liked me and never had anything bad to say about me.

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