do you write on yourself?

  1. :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 check room 5's IV at 2150. :chuckle
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  2. Poll: do you write on yourself?

    • yes, i'm a walking notepad for vitals, etc.

      70.06% 110
    • yes but i just scribble. body art is a good conversation piece.

      4.46% 7
    • good grief no, woman, get some paper!

      25.48% 40
    157 Votes
  3. 58 Comments

  4. by   Tweety
    Absolutely, sometimes there isn't paper handy when you need to remember important numbers!
  5. by   Zinnia
    Those perforated pieces of cardboard that come off when you open a new clean box of kleenex make great notepads!
  6. by   night owl
    Positively, when there's nothing else available to write on, I use the palm of my left hand.
  7. by   Paprikat
    Laffs...I do this all the time. I write vitals, blood sugars, presription refil numbers. My boyfriend is always threatening to buy me a notepad on a string that I could wear around my neck...
  8. by   cwazycwissyRN
    yuppers, on my left had...a nurse has gotta do what shes gotta do.
  9. by   altomga
    Originally posted by cwazycwissyRN
    yuppers, on my left had...a nurse has gotta do what shes gotta do.
    :roll I totally agree with you. My left hand is always ending up with something written on it. No better notepad...at least it never get's lost
  10. by   Chttynurs
    Always! My patients laugh, but I tell them I can't leave my hand behind in the room, like paper!! It also forces me to write the stuff down right away where it should be, before I wash my hands!
  11. by   KeniRN
    Not only do I note on myself at work but if I'm someplace other than work, out of habit, if I can't find a scrap of paper I don't think twice and just write on my hand or arm. The other day I bumped into someone I haven't seen in years in the mall and (only had my ATM card, DL and car keys with me) wrote her # on my hand. She said,"you must be a nurse! Onl nurses do that."
  12. by   niteshiftnurse
    I once used a permenant marker (only pen I had at the time) and 2 weeks later still had the vs on my palm
  13. by   Nurse Ratched
    I write teeny tiny notes on alcohol prep packages...
  14. by   nowplayingEDRN
    When no paper is available, a hunk of tape from the roll in my pocket afixed to my thigh by way of my scrubs (I know where this was headed if I did not clarify that :chuckle) makes a great pad...or you may find the tape on my sleeve. When all else fails....my hand works wonders...then there is the 2x2 pkg too
  15. by   ernurse728
    I don't write on myself....but I am famous for writing on paper towels. God forbid if someone is picking up trash and throws it away! We also write on the sheets during codes all the time.

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