You Know You're an Old(er) Nurse If . . . - page 11

You know you're an older nurse if: 1. You remember working with nurses who wore caps. :nurse: 2. You remember nurses (and doctors) sitting at the nurses station drinking coffee and smoking... Read More

  1. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    T-shirt for this thread-

    Antique Nurse Tee
  2. by   prmenrs
    I got the matching tote-bag to this shirt!!
  3. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from rntraveler
    Yes,I remember all that. I did dialysis on a pt who had a machine at home and was told I could wear gloves if I wanted to!! The gloves were there but I didn't feel the need and didn't think I could work with gloves on. Of course,now I use gloves all the time. Also, I sometimes work with nurses who are younger than my granddaughter! AND one of the last times I recerted for CPR,the instructor brought half mannequins that we could put on a table to save our knees.
    "Annie, Annie, are you ok?" LOL - to this day I will joke around with a friend or co-worker who is not making sense, who is sleep deprived or something goes over their head ... I'll shake them and say, "Annie, Annie, are you ok?"

    Of course, only the nurses etc. will get the joke ... the rest of them look at me as if they're wondering if I'M ok...
  4. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    T-shirt for this thread-

    Antique Nurse Tee
    hee hee
  5. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from zoeboboey
    "annie, annie, are you ok?" lol - to this day i will joke around with a friend or co-worker who is not making sense, who is sleep deprived or something goes over their head ... i'll shake them and say, "annie, annie, are you ok?"

    of course, only the nurses etc. will get the joke ... the rest of them look at me as if they're wondering if i'm ok...
    [font="comic sans ms"]when i lived in seattle, there was a woman in our church who had a propensity for fainting if the sermon went on too long. you know how church is -- people habitually sit in pretty much the same spot every sunday, and this woman was usually a pew or two ahead of us. dh and i (both nurses) have a fairly strict policy against getting involved when outside of work, so when this woman went down for the second or third time since we joined this church, we were staring at one another, each waiting for the other to do something. while we dilly-dallied, a nurse that we knew to work in another icu in our hospital jumped up, leapt over two pews to get to the woman, and started to shake her yelling "annie, annie are you ok?"

    the woman's companion said "her name is florence." dh and i still laugh about that.

    and by the way, florence was fine -- she'd just fainted again.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from ruby vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]when i lived in seattle, there was a woman in our church who had a propensity for fainting if the sermon went on too long. you know how church is -- people habitually sit in pretty much the same spot every sunday, and this woman was usually a pew or two ahead of us. dh and i (both nurses) have a fairly strict policy against getting involved when outside of work, so when this woman went down for the second or third time since we joined this church, we were staring at one another, each waiting for the other to do something. while we dilly-dallied, a nurse that we knew to work in another icu in our hospital jumped up, leapt over two pews to get to the woman, and started to shake her yelling "annie, annie are you ok?"

    the woman's companion said "her name is florence." dh and i still laugh about that.

    and by the way, florence was fine -- she'd just fainted again.
    rofl!!!

    i laughed so hard i scared the cat! (not a nurse, yet, but i got the "annie" reference)

    we must be members of the same church 'cause i swear 'florence' passes out every first sunday just as we are passing the grape juice!
  7. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    rofl!!!

    i laughed so hard i scared the cat! (not a nurse, yet, but i got the "annie" reference)

    we must be members of the same church 'cause i swear 'florence' passes out every first sunday just as we are passing the grape juice!
    [font="comic sans ms"]
    i suspect florence kept the sermons shorter! hope your florence does the same.
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from ruby vee
    [font="comic sans ms"]... a nurse that we knew to work in another icu in our hospital jumped up, leapt over two pews to get to the woman, and started to shake her yelling "annie, annie are you ok?"

    the woman's companion said "her name is florence." dh and i still laugh about that.

    and by the way, florence was fine -- she'd just fainted again.
    what a riot! lol!
  9. by   hollyvk
    Reuseable latex rubber tubing, like the narrow rubber tubing you sometime see these days used for tourniques.

    Quote from sunnyjohn
    What did they use for IV tubing before plastics?

    I love these stories.
  10. by   Barb101
    You know you are old when you can remember the taste test for diabetes
  11. by   prmenrs
    Even I'm not that old. Blech.....
  12. by   supernurse65
    Quote from santhony44
    Don't forget the toe pleat! And the open end of the pillowcase faces away from the door.

    i still make my bed at home with mitered corners and a toe pleat and pillowcase opening away from the door. OCD I KNOW!!!!!!!! LOL
  13. by   Nancy Nurse 8
    *Remember colored uniforms at some hosps., denoting position? White for RN, light blue for CNA, yellow for housekeeping.
    *After giving an IM, you'd poke it into the mattress for a minute til you were ready to recap it.
    *Hyperemesis being treated with Thorazine drips to "snow" the Mom a few days til she was better.
    *4 people to a room, and one bathroom! Or it was down the hall....ick.
    *The old ancient fetal stethesope...like a band on the forehead with a hard straight tube and trumpet-shaped bell. The Dr. put it on, then stuck his forehead on the pregnant woman's abdomen. Hard to look dignified!:chuckle
    *If a pt. was in isolation, we'd just wear a pt. gown backwards.
    *The "astronaut" garb we had to wear for AIDS pts. followed by wshing your hands in dilute bleach after de-gowning!
    *The nice heavy weight of a glass syringe and metal tubex as you threw it like a dart into a hip. I hated the lightweight carpujects and had to relearn how to spear it into someone.
    **Navy blue Nurses' capes....my Mom had one! You saved for months to afford one then...the Depression.

    This thread is a gas! :roll

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