do you write on yourself? - page 2

:chuckle strange question, i know. but do you? i just got home from work about an hour ago and i'm looking at my forearms and thinking i'm insane. i have 3 set's of vitals and a reminder to... Read More

  1. by   Shamrock
    I don't write on myself, just other poeple. Ha
  2. by   GPatty
    Yep! I write on my left hand too!
    I have to! With everything else I have to carry around, I don't have room for paper!
    (Although I do have a pad of paper on my med cart that I refer to as "my brain".)
  3. by   live4today
    Nope, never write on myself, but I've seen body notes on other staff.

    I grab a paper towel and write on it if I need to, or an alcohol pad cover.
  4. by   I_Love_Donuts
    Hahaha!!! Yeah...I writte on myself too...!! Forget the paper towel it always gets lost!
  5. by   nowplayingEDRN
    Originally posted by ernurse728
    We also write on the sheets during codes all the time.
    Guilty of writing on the sheets both during codes and other times when I need to write something down like yesterday
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I have been known to write vitals on scrub pants in an extreme pinch. but not on hands if i can help it. I just hate that for some reason (as if scrub pants look any better, I know)....
  7. by   IRISHBREAD
    yes i do use my left hand to write vitals etc when i don't have my board with me. i can't lose it that way. i tried paper towels etc but they got tossed when i would wash my hands. i work in peds and when a little patient saw me do it she told me that i shouldn't be writing on myself--that what her mother told her. that's what i tell my boys too, but it's more do as i say not as i do.
  8. by   HARN
    lol....my arm is my best reminder!!!! I write last minute stuff & reminders on my hands & arms. I will not forget this way. If I have to stop heparin & restart at a different rate or draw a second set of bld cx, these things happen over a short period of time. In case I get involved in something else where my board is not present, I have my hand or am to remind me!!!!
  9. by   atownsendrn
    left hand, scrubs, and paper towels !!!!

    and the sheet (but got in trouble by housekeeping for that, but still use it in a pinch)
  10. by   canoehead
    I used to write on my hand but it kept getting washed off before I got around to charting it.
  11. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Yeppers. Don't know HOW many times a dr has phoned with new orders, I get called out of a room and scribble it all down on my left hand.
  12. by   igloorn93
    Nope. Never have. Can't stand it for some reason. (May go back to childhood when you used to get in trouble for writting on yourself). I use papertowels, alcohol prep pads, 2x2's. Have never used sheets as housekeeping doesn't allow it here.
  13. by   Liann
    We lab folks write on ourselves too. We wear plasticized paper lab coats and look like giant walls of graffiti most days. Very handy...and disposable at the end of the day!!!!

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