I was inspired by the looonngggg "you know you're a nurse if..." thread on the Nursing Humor forum, and thought we could do one based on our specialty. Here's a few I came up with and please feel free to add on!
You know you're a Neuro nurse if:
Your favorite patient is a GCS=3 and an orphan.
Along with standing orders for Dilantin and Decadron, you also have orders for restraints and Propofol.
If anyone in your family hits their head, the first thing you do is grab a penlight and check their pupils.
Every time you get a bad headache, you're sure you've either had an aneurysm rupture or have got a brain tumor.
You've ever referred to visiting hours as "inspection."
You give out points for creativity on patients that find new ways to swear at you.
You've ever had a patient proposition you or make sexually explicit comments right in front of his 80-year-old grandmother.
You've given a patient a 6 on motor (follows commands) when they stuck up both of their middle fingers at you when you asked them to "hold up two fingers."
You've heard your unit referred to as the "vegetable patch."
You wish you had a dollar for everytime you've heard from another nurse, "Neuro! I HATE neuro!"
Quote from elkpark
:chuckle Not neuro, but in the neighborhood: I've spent years trying to convince the rest of the psych nursing community that we should develop a series of Public Service Announcements for TV and radio on "Ways You Should Not Bother Trying to Kill Yourself, Because They Won't Work" ...
Had Anatomy with an EMT for a lab partner. We just don't see most of the gunshots to the head, only the ones that don't work. Not that I'm recommending it.
I start my psych rotation Monday. Hope it isn't horrible. Do look forward to seeing my friends in EMT, though. Most should be due for a little "rest".
Last edit by nursemike? on May 15, '04