When will people learn NOT to say the "Q" word...

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    Its 6:35pm, census is 6 patients on a 16 bed icu.... Just as I'm about to give report, the oncoming nurses states how "quite" the unit is. Before the nurse can even finish her statement my patient who was given transfer orders goes into 40 beats of bigeminy pvcs and is symptomatic.

    People please, don't say the q word, especially around a new grad rn ICU nurse....
    anotherone, tokmom, loriangel14, and 6 others like this.
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    Are people really that superstitious?
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    Quote from klone
    Are people really that superstitious?
    I'm not but in my short 6 years of nursing, it never fails. Friday the 13th was a breeze for me BTW.... don't believe in that at all.
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    Are you that superstitous that you wrote quite instead of "quiet"? LOL Next time get report done before the word comes out of her mouth and then be like oh well enjoy your "quiet" ;0
    sapphire18, KimberlyRN89, anie10, and 4 others like this.
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    I had a co-worker say "quiet" and "code" in the same sentence last night. You can guess what happened in the next 10 minutes! Lol. I'm not superstitious at all but this is the second time this has happened in a month when someone mentioned those words and it happens almost instantly.
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    Maybe its intuition?
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    Quote from klone
    are people really that superstitious?
    ​yes. i've seen it happen over and over.
  10. 5
    Confirmation bias.
    GrnTea, RNperdiem, Tragically Hip, and 2 others like this.
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    yes. we do not say it on my unit!
    My patients mom said it today and I quickly told her not to say it again! haha, nothing happened but I have seen "quiet" shifts go to all hell breaking loose.
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    Someone said the "q" word at the start of a shift the other day. I made her spin around three times and spit to prevent bad things from happening.


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