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  1. Visit  Carbonate_flower profile page
    Quote from smurph1
    Whenever anyone comes around me, unbeknownst to them, they've just received a head to toe assessment!
    I do this too! I also STARE at veins. On family or strangers in the grocery lineup, if you've got one visible, it's ALL I CAN DO to not reach over and palpate that baby!
  2. Visit  SCTravelRN profile page
    Not a habit, but do we all have a "nurse" sign on our foreheads? Why do complete strangers approach us talking about their medical problems or asking 'What's good for...?'.
    peggy2624, daminosh, nrsang97, and 2 others like this.
  3. Visit  SCTravelRN profile page
    Don't we all critique the medical senarios on tv shows or in the movies? (Why is everyone always yelling "STAT!"? Why is the ETT never taped? Why aren't the sidrails up?) I drive my family up the walls with that!
  4. Visit  RainMom profile page
    Hitting F4 to log myself out of my computer at home.
  5. Visit  dah doh profile page
    Checking out veins of strangers...yup! And I can't watch medical shows anymore...too much critiquing of the errors they make!
  6. Visit  seanynjboy profile page
    I sometimes make my bed with mitered corners......That's it so far...
    ammuu, VivaLasViejas, and Hygiene Queen like this.
  7. Visit  janhetherington profile page
    Thinking most of the people I see out in WalMart are fall risks and grading them as to that risk. Tensing up when I see someone start to cough because I expect them to aim straight at me and I will have to jump back. Letting the phone at home ring and ring without answering it...just because I can.
  8. Visit  halfpast profile page
    I find myself eyeballing people's veins... especially the big muscular guys. I want to put at #16 right in those juicy arms.
  9. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
    If I need a couple of asprin, I don't just grab a couple out of the bottle.
    I have to hold up the bottle and make sure I read the label to double check.
  10. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
    My two big habits are ...

    1. Signing RN after my name on checks and restaurant receipts.
    2. Waking up from a sound sleep and while I'm still half-asleep I'm asking my GF who is covering my patients or if I gave handoff report.

    Obviously I tend to do the RN signature thing more often but I've woken up in a panic more than once thinking that I am still in the hospital.

    NurseD, BSN,RN and peggy2624 like this.
  11. Visit  ktwlpn profile page
    Using my "med surg strut " when I'm off duty-my poor husband is always telling me to slow down,we are not running to a code at the grocery store. And lists-I was never so organized until I became an LPN.I am so used to writing out my lists at work that I can't get any thing accomplished at home without writing a list and crossing off each task as I go.
  12. Visit  kmarie724 profile page
    I opened a new bottle of ibuprofen at home yesterday and without even thinking I grabbed a Sharpie and wrote the date opened on it!
    vintagemother, WKShadowRN, muirite, and 7 others like this.
  13. Visit  keisha e profile page
    After constantly being on call I wake up at 3am to see if I have any missed calls from work on my cell phone.

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