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- Jun 15, '04 by txspadequeenRNVery very funny....
- Jun 15, '04 by prettynred68Quote from good_queen_bessamen!!!!!!!!!!!!you know you've been nursing too long.......
*when you think everyone in the country should have to work weekends and nights because you have to, and they should have to see what it's like. it's the only fair way.
- Apr 5, '10 by pussycat66Quote from karenGyou only trained 14yrs ago.............. :chuckle definately been a nurse too long. I remember do the 'obs' and back rounds! we did used to do 'radar obs'...........stand at the bottom of the bed and make it up!! usually when the patient was going home and still on qds obs!!
HONESTY! a scarce thing these days lol thank you
- Apr 6, '10 by Celia MWhen the "new" title for a nurse was RGN. (Used to be SRN).
When we mixed all our IV meds including chemo (don't worry we wore gloves and a plastic apron).
When you taught to stand up for the Doctors and Sister had tea with the consultants in the breakroom after grand rounds and it was an honor to pour the tea and offer the biscuits.
You can remeber sluice rooms with metal bedpans and urinals and the washers for them and washing them in the winter for the patients so they did'nt freeze body parts to them because they were too cold!!!
You have inserted a Sangstaken Blakemore tube.
Patients used stay for weeks, wear their own Pjs and nighties (you were also really good at threading IVs through arms) and eat meals in the day room, with a visibilty of 1 foot due to the smoke.
You measured IV rates drop per minute, and with a tape on the side of the bag. Orders read 3 liters over 24 hours so if one bag went in too quickly you just slowed the next one down.
The junior houseofficer started all the IVs
Oh, the good old days,
- Jul 13, '12 by catechistI'm not a nurse, however I have the utmost respect for nurses, and used to do volunteer work in our hospitals ED. Anyway I was just recently in the hospital for a diagnostic procedure, and requested my nurse to get me some hot water for tea. I instructed her to microwave the water (not knowing the had a coffee machine with a hot water spigot.) when she came to my room bearing the cup of hot water, she informed me that she was standing at the microwave, waiting for it to heat the water when it "ocured to her that the coffee machine had this feature.) This caused her to ask herself "why she was standing there waiting for the water to heat." My reply to her was "You know you've been a nurse to long when you receive orders fro a patient, and blindly obey them." I hope you get a chuckle out of this. Also I did think of a couple I didn't see. You know you've been a nurse to long when: It's your day off, and when your husband gets home, from work, you feel obliged to give report, because your going off duty.
- Sep 6, '12 by Lisa Jane RNTotally agree. If you ever get a wonky BP reading you have to attempt a manual