What is your Nursing Super Power? - page 7

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   Purple_roses
    Dropping things or loudly tripping while trying to quietly peak in on my patient who just fell asleep after hours of insomnia.
  2. by   djh123
    Quote from Purple_roses
    Dropping things or loudly tripping while trying to quietly peak in on my patient who just fell asleep after hours of insomnia.
    Ha ha. Me think this is Bizarro-world super power. Me sometimes have amazing similar negative-super-powers too.
  3. by   PixieRN1
    Not getting offended...by anything it seems. Insults, criticisms...most just roll off my back if I consider the source...and if they are right with that criticism, then I’m grateful they told me to my face rather than go behind my back and then I can work on it.

    It took time to get this way, but life is much more pleasant now than it was back then. Switching to Psych definitely firm my spine up...but it was pretty firm when I came onboard.
  4. by   Agatha12
    I am usually very good with psychiatric patients. Moreover if there is any ridiculous/difficult call to answer, I am usually the one
  5. by   Nurse Noelle
    There's a saying by Walt Chrysler that I feel describes my life:

    "Whenever there is a hard job to be done I assign it to a lazy man; he is sure to find an easy way of doing it."

    My superpower? I have a knack for getting the worst assignment on the entire floor and turning it into an easy one. I could get the most high-strung, whiny, hard-to-deal patients and have them satisfied and asleep by midnight. I also tend to make a high-acuity load look easier to my coworkers passing by because I am an expert at clustering care. I'm a couch potato by nature, and I'm usually seen languishing at my desk so much that my coworkers wonder if I ever move. I do. I certainly feel like a lot of nights like I've run myself ragged. However, if I can brag, I'm pretty good at getting a lot of stuff done in one go, so I have half an hour or so to rest in between clusters of care. I'm 100% certain that my charge has given me the worst assignment on the floor to see if I "move" more, and I don't. I'm still sitting there grinning at her with a pod full of sleeping patients when she walks by.
  6. by   Brandimwheat
    My super power is that I can charm the cranky ass old men I take no crap and my sarcastic and dry humor means I rarely get offended.

    My strength is my weakness - I tend not to relate well to those that are 'civilized and polite' lol.
  7. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from Akinge
    i can look a doctor in the eye and respectfully refuse to comply with an order. especially if it is not in the best interest of the patient. the older i get, the easier it is
    Good one! I think I have that one, too.
  8. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from PixieRN1
    Not getting offended...by anything it seems. Insults, criticisms...most just roll off my back if I consider the source...and if they are right with that criticism, then I’m grateful they told me to my face rather than go behind my back and then I can work on it.

    It took time to get this way, but life is much more pleasant now than it was back then. Switching to Psych definitely firm my spine up...but it was pretty firm when I came onboard.
    That's an awesome super power to have -- one well worth developing!
  9. by   elijahvegas
    pretty good at picking up on hyperthyroids
  10. by   Zyprexa
    I great with the psychotic/paranoid patients. Somehow, they trust me. And I love working with them.
  11. by   OlivetheRN
    I am great at doing a kids’ first IV when they’re in the 5 and up age range. I always let them see what an IV looks like and I retract the needle so they can hear the noise and see what’s actually going to be in their arm and feel and touch it, etc. Everytime I’ve had the time to do that, the kid may cry while I’ve been prepping their arm and while I’ve actually done it, but they 9 times out of 10 don’t move and definitely don’t thrash around. Don’t get me wrong, I still have someone else there lightly holding their arm just in case, but it’s usually not needed at all.

    I’m also great at attracting behavioral patients when I work in that area. But hey, makes for an interesting shift lol
  12. by   lindahartford
    Good for you. It was years before I got an order like that but I didn't back down and he was more respectful to me as well.
  13. by   prnqday
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