You Might Be An "old" School Nurse - page 4

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From Scrubs magazine. Enjoy and feel free to add your own ideas of what makes one old school. 10. You still abbreviate everything. 9. You enjoy giving IM Demerol vs. pain pumps. 8. Youíre older than the doctors you... Read More


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    If someone left w/keys at one hospital I worked at, they immediately changed the locks on the narc drawer, called the nurse to return the keys, and made her life a light-hearted h*ll for a week... They had reasons to be freaked. But, it was a bit of overkill when so few of us handled the keys (generally the charge nurse, since a witness was needed a lot of the time, and the floor nurse would ask the charge to open the drawer, and have a witness already there)..... it worked for that facility
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    If someone left w/keys at one hospital I worked at, they immediately changed the locks on the narc drawer, called the nurse to return the keys, and made her life a light-hearted h*ll for a week... They had reasons to be freaked. But, it was a bit of overkill when so few of us handled the keys (generally the charge nurse, since a witness was needed a lot of the time, and the floor nurse would ask the charge to open the drawer, and have a witness already there)..... it worked for that facility
    I particularly hated when I would do this as I lived at that time about 45 miles from the hospital and (pre cell phone) would invariably discover I had the narc keys when I heard them "jingle" as I went to change out of my scrubs at home!
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    That would not be fun
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    Anybody else remember tying the sheets behind the head and foot of the bed to keep them on straight because there were no fitted sheets?

    Or, getting behind the head of the bed, and grabbing the underpad (cloth) or drawsheet and pulling it from the sides to move the patient up in bed because there was nobody around for miles to help???
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    Determining glucose levels were determined by the amt of sugar in the urine. We'd add a pill, wait for the urine to change colour and then compare the colour to a chart. Scary!

    Smoking at the nurses station. Pts smoking in bed.

    Visiting hours were actually obeyed! I miss that.


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