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You know you've been a nurse too long when you can't enjoy a movie because of the half minute of CPR compressions only being given at about 50 per minute, with bent arms and there's a flat line on the monitor DURING the... Read More


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    Quote from Blondenurse83
    When I noticed the veins popping out of the arm of the statute of David in Italy and I was thinking, I could get an IV in him, no problem!
    Not to mention the massive edema in his feet
    Lev <3, R!XTER, Hygiene Queen, and 3 others like this.
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    Quote from sueall
    Aww, Messy Momma -- how sweet!! Buy that Boy of yours some extra treats tonight from all of us!
    Thanks, I will. Maybe a yummy pancake breakfast, with thoughts from all my AN buds!
    workingmomRN, brian, and aTOMicTom like this.
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    When I'm in the med section of Wal-Mart and I see a LOL picking that big bottle of name brand Advil that costs $15.99, and I am dying to tell her to get the generic bottle for $4!
    Momtomykiddos, Lev <3, wheeliesurfer, and 18 others like this.
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    When my dd loses control of her ADHD and says I know I know Im perseverating again.

    Or my son knows that my response to injury is any blood, any bones, no go back and play

    Or when husband complains about job and I reply- bad day for me means a death, an aggressive pt fighting with us, or the new one having to go nose to crotch with someone I dont want to hear about it
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    I became a nurse after watching my mother as a nurse. I decided she'd been a nurse too long when I was writing a paper for school. I asked her another word for "rash". She replied with "dermatitis?" I was looking for the word "impulsive". I still tease her about it!
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    ...when you pass the time in airports assessing ankle edema on passersby.

    ...when you can drink 4 quarts of water and hold your urine for 12 hours.
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    When you LOVE Greys Anatomy, but hate it at the same time bc watching the DOCTORS do all the nursing tasks- and social work, and secretarial, and PT/OT, etc...gets old fast.
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    When you don't realize what actually happened until the cop (investigating report of neighborhood flasher) asks you "so, did you see Mr. standing in front of his window naked or not?" - and it dawns on you that you are just so accustomed to seeing naked people that it didn't even seem out of the ordinary.
    Dondie, Momtomykiddos, wheeliesurfer, and 23 others like this.
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    I know I have been a nurse too long... when working out at the gym this morning, I noticed an older gentleman doing straight legged situps. After completing about 5 he laid down and didn't move. I paused my workout and looked for chest rise and fall. I though t I was going to have to start CPR on him and was wondering where the AED was located.
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    Quote from MessyMomma
    But I know that I've been a nurse too long and it's rubbed off on my son---at a recent family gathering the kids were playong outside. Soon I hear dramatic sobbing from the backyard with calls of "Mom! Mom!" I race to the scene and see my son standing near his cousin, the victim. As I assess the situation I see a scraped shin, oozing a bit. I calm the "victim" and start to tell him that I'll take him inside and clean it up. My son pipes up and says, "Look, Cousin, it's just an abrasion. We'll wash it and apply some triple antibiotic cream and put a gauze pad on it. You'll be fine. But make sure you watch it to make sure it doesn't get infected."

    Cousin gets fixed up and the play resumes. I later hear Cousin say something about "going to the doctor" to get his "leg checked out". Boy then says very matter-of-factly, "You don't need a doctor. My mom checked you and nurses know more than doctors". ****Crap, I gotta stop talking about work in front of him!

    Guess my boy's been paying attention all this time!
    LMAO that was a good one.


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