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  1. by   CT Pixie
    Quote from CountyRat
    Yes, that is what I meant. I never got into the "Happy Birthday" thing, but I still perform the ritual with solemn reverence:

    Crank out the paper towel half way (lest I sulley my soon-to-be pristine hands on the bacteria ranch that is the towel dispensor knob), wash each finger individually ("do NOT forget the spaces between the fingers, the nail beds, or the area under your wedding ring!" I hear resounding sternly from the distant past), rinse from the wrist down (fingers pointet down, of course!), leave my dainty paws dangling over the sink (no shaking them and splattering water all about), tear off the afore mentioned, partially deployed paper towel, dry hands, and then, and ONLY then, turn off the water using the paper towel as a barrier against the festering sesspool of contageon that lurks upon the faucet handles.

    Whew, I am exhausted! Maybe some other time I will enthrall you all with description of how I exit the lavatory without (heaven forbid!) touching the Door Knob of DEATH, but right now I need to lie down for a while and regain my strength. You guys just continue without me.
    Ahh, than that makes it make sense now hahaha. I bet your description of exiting said cest pool is the same way I do it. Never knew my body could bend and twist the way it does when I leave public rest rooms. hahahah
  2. by   KristieRae71
    HOUR??? I am lucky to grab the 30 min. that we are allowed!
  3. by   Shayli80
    I have frequently had the same,feeling,awareness,on occasions, but i call them GUT FEELINGS,on many times,it has actually saved a life, or my own,or my kids!!!When i have these times,or feelings,i NEVER DISREGARD THEM.
  4. by   turnforthenurse
    a lunch hour? what's that?

    Most of the time I just scarf down whatever food I can within the few minutes I have, if I'm that lucky.

    I have signed my checks/credit cards with "turnforthenurse, RN."
    Knocking before entering any room at home. Or anywhere, really.
    Washing my hands BEFORE going to bathroom (and after, of course!)
    Admiring veins from afar. I dream of putting in a nice 16G into those garden hoses. I even like palpating and admiring my hubby's veins
    My nurse walk...I walk very fast at work, and I do the same when I'm off the clock. Hubby is always telling me to slow down!
  5. by   anashenwrath
    Automatic safety assessment of every building I enter.
  6. by   thenursemandy
    Ha ha. Before I became an RN, I used to sign LPN on my checks sometimes. Ooops!
  7. by   blackvans1234
    Use paper towel to turn off the faucet, or elbow when appropriate.
  8. by   nursefrances
    Quote from blackvans1234
    Use paper towel to turn off the faucet, or elbow when appropriate.
    Our hospital has the paper towel dispensers that are automatic, you know, wave your hand under it and the paper towel rolls out. Once I was at Disneyland, I washed my hands and waved my hand under the paper towel dispenser, I did it again. No paper towel. Yeah....it wasn't automatic, just a metal box with paper towels inside. Did I mention I had worked 3 or 4 shifts in a row before going to Disneyland?
  9. by   amygarside
    nurses should learn to eat fast to maximize breaks..wow
  10. by   vaLPN757
    Going to slide something into my pockets.... That don't exist! Because I'm off and not wearing scrubs!!! (ie, phone, pens, etc) :P
  11. by   Rnra1954
    Feeling a baby's fontanel.
  12. by   ShortFuse_LPN
    I always "frisk" myself when I need a pen. Then remember I'm not wearing scrubs with 10 pockets. LOL

    My 5 yo granddaughter washes her hands like a nurse and I love it. After using public BRs she also asks for Purell because..."maybe someone didn't wash her hands and got poop on the door". I love that kid!
  13. by   hardyea
    I have signed cheques and put RN after my signature.