Practical jokes at work - page 7

What are some of the best practical jokes you have ever pulled off at work? I was in charge one night and we had a prisnor as a patient. The cop watching him until the county took over was a real... Read More

  1. by   Stormy
    A resusci-Annie doll (full body) was stuffed in the dinner tray wagon anticipating that the LPN working that day would find it. Unfortunately, the dietary aid was the first to open the door. Annie's arm fell out of the cart on her feet. This poor aid dropped to the floor screaming like a banchee monkey! Needless to say, the staff were in major hot water over this one.

    I used to work with an RN who ALWAYS went to break with her patient laying in a pile of poop that we would clean up while she was gone. Decided to get even one day. While she was gone for break, we put an extra layer of soaker sheets under her patient, and sandwiched a mixture of muco and senekot for color together. We jumped to her aid to help her turn her patient when she got back. With some clever planning, we ensured she stuck her hand into the goop. It was priceless! (This pt was unconscious). We laughed - she cursed.
  2. by   jevans
    Ive been on the recieving end of an amazing practical joke many years ago and I still laugh about it

    As a junior student I was asked to go to the morgue at night to id a patient that the previous shift had failed to label properly.
    I went into the most stark awful room ever
    when the tech opened the fridge ..........................
    the patient sat up and asked " is it day already"
    after I freaked I laughed and got my own back
  3. by   l.rae
    the previous hosp i worked for told this one on a newly hired tech. they sent him all over the hospital looking for fallopian tubes. every dept. was in on it, they would send him somewhere else to look.. finally arrived back in the er about an hour later.
    also recently, we had a particularly grueling shift and the md we worked with this night was awesome, got em in got em out and no nonsence..we all really like him. about 2 in the am the er was empty and dr______, proud of himself, gets on the overhead page and says, "attn. er shoppers, the er is now empty". well he came and sat down at the nurses station and was shootin the bull with us when (unbeknownst to any of us} our triage nurse sneeked out to the triage area, opened the door where the patients are brought back and screamed in the most paniced voice , "dr ________ come quick!!" we were all on our feet runnin like hell. i think i actually had a run of svt. dr. ______who is a big practical joker himself admitted, "well done."

    lr[
  4. by   jevans
    As a student we had a great joke that lasted 3 yrs

    whenever we were in block we would take the skeleton out of the teaching lab and sit it on the bench outside of the hospital entrance with assorted messages around his neck. this lasted for three years!!!!!!
    On our five year reunion I took the skeleton in DJ our tutors told us they thought it was us because it stopped after our graduation
    but they couldn't prove it
  5. by   Flynurse
    I swear one of my former classmates fell for this:

    Doctor: "What's the difference between a woman and a man?"

    Student: stunned by the doctor's inane question she replied,
    "I dunno."

    Doctor: There's a vas deferens!

    Student: :imbar

    Last edit by Flynurse on May 28, '02
  6. by   NICU_Nurse
    I have been DYING to play a new joke on some of our nurses or even some of the rotating med students- perhaps using some fake blood or some of those gory halloween scar-trauma flesh-like things. One catch: I work in NICU. However, this could easily involve nurses or other staff rather than the babies...anyone with any good ideas? I promise I'll report back to ya'll with the results!
  7. by   LasVegasRN
    Originally posted by KristiWhite2377
    I have been DYING to play a new joke on some of our nurses or even some of the rotating med students- perhaps using some fake blood or some of those gory halloween scar-trauma flesh-like things. One catch: I work in NICU. However, this could easily involve nurses or other staff rather than the babies...anyone with any good ideas? I promise I'll report back to ya'll with the results!
    The chocolate poop thing should work well there.... scroll back on some of the previous posts on this thread and see how great that works! :chuckle
  8. by   NICU_Nurse
    Actually, I was the first one to offer that idea up as a joke. Been there, done that. ;>P Moving on to greener pastures, if I can come up with something really good!! That's where you guys come in!
  9. by   prmenrs
    I don't know if this will work for you, Kristi, but many years ago, some one brought in a zucchini from her garden, put in in an incubator (it weighed about 3#, and was shaped like a pear), got the X-Ray tech to take a "baby-graph" on it and put it up on the viewing board w/ the dx: dysmorph! The peds Radiology attending thought it was great.

    We have a pathologist who is renowned for studying placentas, yes, really. One of the nurses brought in her horse's placenta in a trash bag, and we made out a pathology request: Baby Boy Foal and took it to the lab. One of the Path residents thought it was an accreta and got all excited, but Dr. B knew immediately what it was, and loved it--came over to the nursery all excited--"but you really need a barn floor to spread it out on!"

    When I was doing Infection Control, one of the medical floors called me, and insisted that I come over to see what was in some IV fluid they had hung on a pt. When I got there, there was a goldfish in an IV bottle w/ the IV tubing connected to the Oxygen outlet! So, of course, I called the head of the Micro lab to come up, and he called the ID docs---the pt who had been quite depressed got a LOT of visitors and was smiling and laughing at the joke, and all the "suits" that came by to see him.
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    ok Kristi,
    Try this one.
    Get some hospital letterhead and write that you are pleased to announce the following people have qualified for Merit Raises.
    List the names of those you wish to play the joke on and state that they must report to HR on a certain day at a certain hour.
    Then sign it (don't use your name-DUH) and post it.
    Let us know how it works.
  11. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Ahhhh... I can already hear the laughter of the HR employees when some nurse walks in and proudly states "I'm here for my raise!"



    Heather
  12. by   sleepless in norman
    How about putting nitro paste in a hand cream tube, this in hopes of getting the ER sup, but an ortho nurse comes whizzing through ER, on her way to the 8th floor, decides to snake her some hand cream and bing botta boom, she passes out getting off the elevator.
    Last edit by sleepless in norman on Oct 6, '04
  13. by   KarafromPhilly
    This is a tame one, but it was cute. In the middle of a shift, one Filipino nurse, who is usually very serious, decided to play a joke on her trainee, a somewhat shy and nervous Filipino nurse new to this country. So she called her on her wireless phone and said, "Hey, there's a phone call at the desk for you, from the Phillipines! They're calling collect, and they said it's an EMERGENCY!" This poor nurse completely freaked out, trying to hand off her patients so she could run to her car and get a credit card. After she realized it was a joke, she got much more relaxed at work.

    Also, we have these fat little 3cc 0.9NS flushes where I work, which fit in the palm of my hand perfectly. When they were new, I had a great time squirting at the ceiling above coworkers who had their backs turned. They would inevitably look up and see nothing; after a few times I would ask them if they felt anything dripping on them, or was it just me?

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