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- Apr 30, '12 by SoldierNurse22When I show up for rounds with the docs, everyone looks at me as though I have three eyes and asks who I am. For the remainder of rounds, I must literally interrupt physicians to bring up nursing concerns about my patients because no one asks me any more questions at all.
When I don't show up for rounds, the interns or residents make a point of asking where I was during rounds.
- Apr 30, '12 by dirtyhippiegirlThat new patient who was supposed to be on the unit hours ago will roll in either fifteen minutes into your shift or fifteen minutes before it ends.
Same goes for that stat MRI or CT scan -- usually ordered for an issue that's been going on for days.
You've just finished up a two hour burn dressing...and the patient craps himself fifteen minutes later.
The inverse proportional rule of stability for burn patients goes something like:
that stable, walky-talky burn pt (per EMS report) will roll up as a 80% full thickness who is already in ARF and DIC
the transfer with full thickness circumferential burns to the chest who definitely needs escharotomies has a quarter-sized spot on their stomach and is immediately d/c'd the next day
- Apr 30, '12 by Ashley, PICU RNIn pediatrics:
1. The baby who has been clean and content all day will have explosive diarrhea and begin screaming hysterically 15 seconds before the parents arrive to visit.
2. When the child on continuous feeds pulls out his NGT, no one will notice for at least an hour.
3. A baby will poop or throw up as soon as they have been changed and redressed. (This should also be studied. It happens at home too, not just hospitals.)
4. You ask the resident before you draw labs if he is SURE there are no other labs he wants. When you have just finished drawing the needed blood on a screaming child who is nearly an impossible stick, that resident WILL walk in the room and say they need to add one more test.
5. The NAS babies will all be inconsolable on the days that you are understaffed and have no aides or volunteers.
- Apr 30, '12 by Pepper The CatYou'll be having a good day... in a good mood... on a roll...everything falling neatly into place... and someone will say "Gee, isn't it QUIET tonight?"
- Apr 30, '12 by mds1<<<Ah yes, the QUIET jinx! Never ever ever says its been a quiet shift unless you are home, have your feet up, and a glass of wine in hand! >>>
OR until you are OUTSIDE the building and talking to the next shift member who is running late!! LOL you, know..." Wow, mary, sure hope you have a quiet night. The day was wonderful!"
- Apr 30, '12 by blondy2061hQuote from blondy2061hThis was suppose to say plunger down- so the syringe is in effect a blood rocket.The day you think you're just barely healthy enough to go to work you'll have the most grueling, physically demanding assignment ever. The syringe full of blood will always hit the floor barrel down. The day you wear white you'll get puked on.
- Apr 30, '12 by DarkBluePhoenixI dont like walking to the linen closet or supply room and then get there and totally forget whats needed...that patient that needed, is on the opposite side of the floor too....
- Apr 30, '12 by smurfynurseyIf you say someone (ie, a kid that is trached/vented) had a really good night with no desats, they will inevitably crash or get a plug shortly after you leave.
And I know others have said this...but...
UNSPEAKABLE evils will befall anyone that says the unit is "the q word"
- Apr 30, '12 by Twinmom06I just started as an aide last week but inevitably 3 of the 5 shifts I've worked I've had a code brown 15 min before I leave! Last one was a pt on Lactulose, with a rectal tube who decided to d/c his rectal tube himself...
- Apr 30, '12 by nursefrancesQuote from sapphire18And this is why I ALWAYS bring two.Bring 2 needles into the room, you get the stick. Bring 1 and you miss.