I Never Remember.... - page 3

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  1. by   Chaya
    Quote from Tiwi
    ...where I have put my pen! I swear there is a black hole in that hospital FULL of pens!
    It's connected via a warp in the time-space continuum to the place where lone sox go!
  2. by   Gigglesforall
    This list is hilarious, I forget all these things! My pt.'s name (last name) in the pyxis is frequent, my 4 passwords for each program (they're changed q 90 days!) all the supplies...red dots, duoderms, sterile gloves, foley leg strap, blood bank orders, restraing orders, EKG strip sheets, gosh...I practically forget my own name some nights when it's crazy!
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    Ditto on the 24hr urine.

    How to take the battery out (thus turning off the machine) when I d/c a PCA or epidural.

    Where all my good pens are. (I can always find the ones I'd rather not write with...)
  4. by   EarthChild1130
    Which lead goes where on a remote tele patient...I'm so glad for the little map on the machine (but even then sometimes the monitor tech will call and say 'So and so's leads are screwed up, Tish! LOL)
  5. by   CritterLover
    what did i go into the supply room for?
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    [color=#483d8b]i actually have to say to myself, over and over "foley, foley, foley....." in order to retreive what i go in for.
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    [color=#483d8b]and forget it if someone asks me a question when i'm headed in there.....interrupt my train of thought, and i'll never remember. i have to go back to the patient's room (if i can even remember which patient) and start over.
  6. by   General E. Speaking, RN
    my 4 passwords for each program (they're changed q 90 days!)
    the only time I could remember my password for the entire 90 days without looking at my cheat sheet was when it was "i forgot". :Crash:
  7. by   GregRN
    I never remember the reasons I got into nursing in the first place...
  8. by   CRNI-ICU20
    How often to change the cent. line dressings....how often to change iv lines....
    drip rate calcs....like mcgs./kg....or mcgs./kg/min??
    Its a good thing to have a palm pilot in your hand sometimes...
    I can never remember where people put things....there's always someone in the bunch of monkeys that decides to put whatever I am looking for SOMEWHERE ELSE!! AGGGGHHHH!
  9. by   GardenDove
    Quote from L.P.Nut
    My patient's name...even after three 12's with the same group, which is rare. I remember room #, d'x, md, and any major medical issues. In report I usually say Mr. 558 or what have you.

    Something else I always get screwed up are those combinations for the doors to the supply room and narcotic room.

    My accuchek test strips when checking those pesky BGLS at HS,0000,0600.

    You must be my long lost twin!
  10. by   GardenDove
    I can never remember where the guest bathrooms are. I never use them, why should I know?
  11. by   GardenDove
    Quote from Larry77
    Mine mostly are paperwork involved...we have 3 different places where forms, orders, consents, etc are stored and it usually requires me to look in all 3 before I find what I am looking for...ugh.
    Argh, I can relate!!! :imbar
  12. by   RNsRWe
    Quote from EarthChild1130
    Which lead goes where on a remote tele patient...I'm so glad for the little map on the machine (but even then sometimes the monitor tech will call and say 'So and so's leads are screwed up, Tish! LOL)
    Maybe I can help

    Remember this, when facing the patient, starting with pt's left side: Smoke over Fire, Clouds over Grass, throw Dirt in the middle. Translates to Black over Red, White over Green, with Brown in the middle of the chest. You'll remember White on Right, too

    I recite this in my head every time I apply leads
  13. by   Indy
    Quote from kriso
    the only time I could remember my password for the entire 90 days without looking at my cheat sheet was when it was "i forgot". :Crash:
    My passwords are cusswords. Since the thing decided I had to change my password RIGHT that minute, when I was trying to get emergent results out of the thing, now the passwords are very naughty words. And I can remember them just fine!

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