nursing superstitutions.....any truth in??? - page 11

just thought about the next full moon coming up.........loonies......... and that they tend to happen in threes....... and any others out there......... getting ready for work............ Read More

  1. by   KaroSnowQueen
    Yes, deaths definitely occur in threes. And sometimes you do get an "extra"one, unexpectedly.
    And the very ill person who suddenly rouses and eats a full meal, or "looks so much better", is definitely a goner.
    Tying knots in the sheets is good. If the patient was able to swallow without choking, I always gave them a spoonful of orange juice each round. OJ and knotted sheets kept them alive til time to go home!!!!
    And I truly believe, science not withstanding, that there are things and influences out there that we do not understand that do happen.
    Lastly, I was in a code where it was a large man being coded. The RT was up on the bed giving compressions. We got the guy back THREE times and he would go out again. The last time we got him back, he grabbed the RT's arms and said clearly, "STOP IT.". She raised her arms in the air, climbed down and said "I'm not doing it!" Nobody else started and he died.
  2. by   lovemyjob
    Quote from KaroSnowQueen
    Yes, deaths definitely occur in threes. And sometimes you do get an "extra"one, unexpectedly.
    And the very ill person who suddenly rouses and eats a full meal, or "looks so much better", is definitely a goner.
    Tying knots in the sheets is good. If the patient was able to swallow without choking, I always gave them a spoonful of orange juice each round. OJ and knotted sheets kept them alive til time to go home!!!!
    And I truly believe, science not withstanding, that there are things and influences out there that we do not understand that do happen.
    Lastly, I was in a code where it was a large man being coded. The RT was up on the bed giving compressions. We got the guy back THREE times and he would go out again. The last time we got him back, he grabbed the RT's arms and said clearly, "STOP IT.". She raised her arms in the air, climbed down and said "I'm not doing it!" Nobody else started and he died.

    That is freaky. Just plain freaky. I think I would pee myself if I was the RT.
  3. by   ElvishDNP
    In OB/nursery we loathe the q &s words too. If I know I'm in nursery, I do not go out of my way to see what L&D's bed board looks like.

    Bringing a book, magazine, or anything else not work-related is the kiss of death.

    Telling someone that my antepartum is stable is the surest way for them to start bleeding/contracting/telling me they feel something in their vagina.
  4. by   barneyrn
    Instead of the "Q" word we always said, "Isn't it...oganized tonight!"
  5. by   SK-222
    Before clicking the thread, the muttering of the "Q" or "S" word (quiet/slow) were the first that came to mind. True how funny it is.
    Also, it seems on the night of a full moon people everywhere get rather goofy
  6. by   AMR21
    in the ER where i volunteer, i was told during training to never EVER turn off the overhead lights in the trauma bays ... bad luck ...
  7. by   Pepper The Cat
    Wanting to go home a few minutes early, or evening needing to get out exactly on time is fatal. Last time I wanted to get out exactly on time, the SARS outbreak started! I've learned my lesson now!
  8. by   klink
    I work in a ped's office, and we see urgent care in the evenings. One night a lot of the calls were not urgent. It was 15 min before the end of the eve and I was getting aggravated and said that no one should be calling at this time unless they had an emergency like a head lac. Two or three min later, the phone rang. A toddler fell and had a head lac above his eye.
  9. by   a bit wonkaish
    i was workin last night and this lady is on her way out and she called me to her room and said that something bad happend last nite...i was like wut happend..she said she died, her mother and father came to get her..and she wanted the window open a crack...omg freaky..so i tied a knot in her sheet
  10. by   broadstreet
    agree with all the standards. the rule of 3's, full moon fever, saying certain names, the Q word. live by them. haven't tried the window or sheet knot, but certainly will.

    i have one of my own quirks i've developed as a nurse. after listening to report and highlighting my profiles for the day, i always toss my highlighter on the bookshelf above the tape recorder. if it stays on the shelf, it's gonna be a good day. if it bounces or rolls off, brace yourself. so far it's been pretty accurate.

    personally, i've found that i am a human laxative. been that way for years in P.T., and it continues in nursing. got someone constipated that hasn't gone in weeks? put 'em in a room with me for 5 minutes and they'll explode. never fails. i think i might have even resolved a few SBO's non-surgically throughout my career.

    as far as ghosties, my unit's got a few regulars. one of them is a young lady who used to work there. she was abducted from the parking lot in the late 60's and was raped, murdered and dumped in the mountains by a couple local boys. story was made into a book, and an episode of unsolved mysteries. plenty of patients have asked about and described this mystery woman who would come into the room without saying a word and just look over the beds. the rooms are semi-private, so sometimes we'll get sightings from both patients.

    another kicker was a "special" patient i had. i noticed her staring at my hands while i was checking a radial pulse. she had "the gift." she was the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter, and evidently they always have it. she could tell lots of things from your palm. for days she wowed more and more staff members by telling them the genders and ages of all their children with 100% accuracy. she could tell (within a year or two) when you were divorced or lost a partner. she saw our ghosties. on her way out she was telling me that our wing seemed to have a lot, and she'd watch them walk the halls at night when she couldn't sleep. she said they weren't troubled or unhappy, that they just wanted to stay where they were. she described our young lady ghostie to a T.

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