What is your Nursing Super Power? - page 4

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   rayman356307
    Unofficial IT guy on nights. The EHR/EMR and computers magically stop having issues when I am around.
  2. by   adventure_rn
    Quote from 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!"
    OMG, the NJ tube Ninja needs to be your Halloween costume this year.

    You guys are all so awesome, this thread has brought such a big smile to my face.
  3. by   prnqday
    Being able to clock out on time no matter what ?! The only Time I'm late getting out is due socializing with my peers and I keep that at a bare minimum. What can I say, my time management skills are on point. I also anticipate my patients needs and what can go wrong , that way I'm always prepared.
  4. by   djh123
    Quote from JBMmom
    I'm a "cranky old ___" whisperer. Give me an assignment with a curmudgeon or two any time. Usually by the end of the shift we'll be getting along just fine. And if they still don't like me, God bless them anyway. I'll provide the best care I can and listen if they need. I never would have guessed in school the crazy old people would be my niche. Gotta love 'em.
    Yeah, that's basically mine. Sure, I occasionally have a resident even I can't get to take meds, but I'm usually the one that can get people to cooperate more. Same thing with family members: it's not always roses, but I usually have a great relationship with them.
  5. by   Beth1978
    Quote from sevensonnets
    Forgot one: I give the best IM injections ever. Patients go, "Are you sure you stuck me? I didn't feel a thing!"
    Man, I wish you would have given me my last flu shot! My left arm was numb and frozen for several weeks, my arm was flushed bright red and I still have stiffness sometimes. I think the nurse hit a nerve.
  6. by   Beth1978
    This sounds weird but my super hero power is a very sensitive nose. I can smell a UTI a mile away.
  7. by   NurseCard
    I can get a foley catheter into just about ANY female's hoo-ha. All I do is
    aim up. Aim High, like the Air Force.

    Now, males are my kryptonite. I swear I have more trouble cathing males
    than I do females.
  8. by   djh123
    Quote from NurseCard
    I can get a foley catheter into just about ANY female's hoo-ha. All I do is
    aim up. Aim High, like the Air Force.

    Now, males are my kryptonite. I swear I have more trouble cathing males
    than I do females.
    I'm just the opposte - luckily only rarely have to cath women - but on the other hand, it would be better if it was more often so that I coud get better at it.
  9. by   beekee
    Quote from Beth1978
    This sounds weird but my super hero power is a very sensitive nose. I can smell a UTI a mile away.
    Funny, cuz my super power is that I don't smell a thing. My entire floor is jealous.
  10. by   Julius Seizure
    Quote from Beth1978
    This sounds weird but my super hero power is a very sensitive nose. I can smell a UTI a mile away.
    I'm just picturing you sitting at the desk, charting. Then, suddenly, you perk up - look around - sniff sniff. Your eyes squint as you look around suspiciously. Somebody on this floor has a bladder infection brewing...but who?? Is it the patient in bed 12? The new admit in bed 17? Or is it your coworker, Janice?!

    (Oh, the intrigue!)
  11. by   Davey Do
    Quote from Julius Seizure
    I'm just picturing you sitting at the desk, charting. Then, suddenly, you perk up - look around - sniff sniff. Your eyes squint as you look around suspiciously. Somebody on this floor has a bladder infection brewing...but who?? Is it the patient in bed 12? The new admit in bed 17? Or is it your coworker, Janice?!

    (Oh, the intrigue!)
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  12. by   Davey Do
    Quote from djh123
    I'm just the opposte - luckily only rarely have to cath women - but on the other hand, it would be better if it was more often so that I coud get better at it.
    Maybe you could stand out on the sidewalk with one of those signs, eh djh?

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  13. by   Davey Do
    You know, I have Nursing Superpowers that I don't want to talk about. I fear that talking about my Secret Nursing Superpowers will cause them to be no more.

    Either that, or my True Identity will be revealed and the Administrative Forces of Evil will call me into HR and make me eat Kryptonite!

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