What is your Nursing Super Power? - page 3

Inspired by the 'Super Senses' thread, and the hilarious responses..... What is your nursing super power? Mine is making babies poop. Especially constipated NICU babies on high-cal formula.... Read More

  1. by   HermioneG
    From my experiences so far it appears to be helping calm down and de-escalating angry and frustrated patients and/or families. I've always been told by people that know me that I have a way of connecting with people. Even when a patient is raging mad and making life really difficult for me I often find empathizing with their situation and seeing things from their perspective to be quite easy. This helps me to keep that emotional connection while I try and figure out and address what's really going on under all that anger.

    I also have RKF (resting kind face) and a RSF (resting smiling face.. which I didn't know were real "things" until someone told me about it) which might help, too. Although I have to be careful to keep my Resting Smiling Face in check if someone is really mad so they don't feel further antagonized.
  2. by   MrsBelle
    I am THE NJ tube NINJA! I can pop one in in less than thirty seconds, placement will be correct and the patient is like "That wasn't as bad as I thought!"
  3. by   Julius Seizure
    I've been thinking about this for a couple of days, and I guess mine might be that I have been told I am part social worker. I am more than willing to take the patients whose parents are drug users or who have a criminal history, or who have other difficult social situations. Many of the other nurses seem to have a hard time meeting them where they are at and keeping a non-judgmental attitude. (I don't mean to criticize them, its a common and understandable response). I seem to have an easier time developing a rapport with these families and the other nurses would rather let me take those patients anyway, so it works out.
  4. by   Nursiepoo01
    My Superpower...hmmm...I can take something broken or failing and restore it. Let me explain if I can, cuz I am not sure HOW I do it in the first place...haha We are also Foster/Adoptive parents to medically fragile kids...they come to us a HOT MESS and within a few months, they are incredibly stable and thriving. I do this with employees and businesses/organizations too...I think that it's because when you believe in something, or someone...you can move mountains to help them succeed! I never thought of it before, but this seems to be my niche...never would have thought of it as a superpower...just what I'm bent towards. Made me smile...hope this didn't sound arrogant...I hate talking about my strengths...now give me a topic about my weeknesses and I can TOTALLY cover that one! hahahah Behavioral kids...nope. Not me. Give me a kid on a vent and on hospice or a business that is struggling...then I'm your gal!
  5. by   Julius Seizure
    Superpower #2:

    I can fix your tele monitor. Seriously, ask to me help. You don't have to go ask the only man on the floor just because its an electronic device. I promise you I know how to troubleshoot the monitors. JUST ASK ME.
  6. by   EllaBella1
    I'm the ICU high-strung family decompressor. Whenever there is a family that is really going through a tough time and is taking it out on staff I'm the go-to person to talk them down and get things back on track.
  7. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from EllaBella1
    I'm the ICU high-strung family decompressor. Whenever there is a family that is really going through a tough time and is taking it out on staff I'm the go-to person to talk them down and get things back on track.
    Bless you!
  8. by   silasozzie
    I have two. Making the saddest, angriest person laugh. And telling arrogant medics to pull their head in.
  9. by   katydidit1964
    We need more of that personality! When things are going downhill I'm the girl 'shooting" my coworkers with saline....
  10. by   catladyx8
    When I was actively working in the acute care setting my super power was being able to find venous access in anyone. My primary care setting was diabetic/renal and we had many dialysis patients with poor IV access. I would go in, find a site and viola' IV line was established. I have some co-workers who would say, "She can put an IV in a stick of wood!" I was also known as the "IV Queen," "The queen of 18's," which were my favorite size for IV placement. Back then an 18g was required for blood transfusions, so I typically did an 18 if the site allowed, as a "just in case" scenario.
  11. by   brownbook
    Quote from Nursiepoo01
    My Superpower...hmmm...I can take something broken or failing and restore it. Let me explain if I can, cuz I am not sure HOW I do it in the first place...haha We are also Foster/Adoptive parents to medically fragile kids...they come to us a HOT MESS and within a few months, they are incredibly stable and thriving. I do this with employees and businesses/organizations too...I think that it's because when you believe in something, or someone...you can move mountains to help them succeed! I never thought of it before, but this seems to be my niche...never would have thought of it as a superpower...just what I'm bent towards. Made me smile...hope this didn't sound arrogant...I hate talking about my strengths...now give me a topic about my weeknesses and I can TOTALLY cover that one! hahahah Behavioral kids...nope. Not me. Give me a kid on a vent and on hospice or a business that is struggling...then I'm your gal!
    WOW! You are my super power hero.
  12. by   sevensonnets
    Forgot one: I give the best IM injections ever. Patients go, "Are you sure you stuck me? I didn't feel a thing!"
  13. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from Nursiepoo01
    My Superpower...hmmm...I can take something broken or failing and restore it. Let me explain if I can, cuz I am not sure HOW I do it in the first place...haha We are also Foster/Adoptive parents to medically fragile kids...they come to us a HOT MESS and within a few months, they are incredibly stable and thriving. I do this with employees and businesses/organizations too...I think that it's because when you believe in something, or someone...you can move mountains to help them succeed! I never thought of it before, but this seems to be my niche...never would have thought of it as a superpower...just what I'm bent towards. Made me smile...hope this didn't sound arrogant...I hate talking about my strengths...now give me a topic about my weeknesses and I can TOTALLY cover that one! hahahah Behavioral kids...nope. Not me. Give me a kid on a vent and on hospice or a business that is struggling...then I'm your gal!
    One of my hopes is that someday I will be able to be a foster parent to medically fragile kids. I haven't yet because I am single and live alone and, well, I have to go to work. I hope someday that I will find myself in a situation where I can stay at home and take care of these special foster kids.

    So...I guess that means you are my super power hero, too

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