What nursing habits do you take home? - page 2

With many of us working long hours it makes sense that some of our "job habits" end up at home. Please share the most embarrassing / funniest thing that has ever happened to you. Which habit do you... Read More

  1. Visit  NurseDirtyBird profile page
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    Let's see...Every cut or scrape is immediately irrigated, covered in ABO and a dry dressing, with all my supplies nicely laid out on a paper towel - for my dogs too. I wear gloves when handling raw meat. I dispense pills into the bottle's lid, even if it's just a Tylenol for me. I talk about poop and gangrene while eating. As someone else pointed out, all jar lids are inside up when I lay them down. I use an applicator for creams and stuff so I don't contaminate the entire container. I also knock on my own bedroom door before entering, and have almost said, "Nursing!" before I went in. My friend broke her leg a couple weeks ago, and every time I see her, I make her wiggle her toes to check CSM. She won't let me pinch her toe though. My son hates it when he has to wash his hands, because Mommy makes him do it right.
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  3. Visit  aklgap profile page
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    I use antibacterial dish washing liquid and wash my hands with antibacterial soap before taking dishes out of the dishwasher and putting them away. If I have a cold, I do not shake hands or touch other people's pens without washing mine. However, I am quite the opposite when it comes to my own health as I figure that if I have made it this far I am good.

    On another note, I cannot stand things that make alarming or beeping noises: alarm clocks, microwaves, telephones, etc must either be on silent or shut off ASAP. I can count on one hand the number of times that I have not woken before my alarm.
  4. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I always need to know where my keys are, even at 3am.

    I guess it's a psych thing.
    Here I thought it was just that I always lose my car keys at home, but that makes sense.
  5. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Quote from Meriwhen
    I always need to know where my keys are, even at 3am.

    I guess it's a psych thing.
    It's a med cart thing. Esp if the DON (supervisor) walks by & sees them. She'll pocket them just to teach you a lesson & make you sweat!

    You'll never do it again!
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  6. Visit  SE_BSN_RN profile page
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    Quote from amoLucia
    It's a med cart thing. Esp if the DON (supervisor) walks by & sees them. She'll pocket them just to teach you a lesson & make you sweat!

    You'll never do it again!
    Yep, or they go into your narc drawer and take a handful of narc cards back to her office and then you have to go get them....or they get thrown on the floor and she'll stand there till you get back.
  7. Visit  CannondaleRN profile page
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    Since nursing school I make my bed with hospital corners.
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  8. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Quote from lvn2bsoon
    Yep, or they go into your narc drawer and take a handful of narc cards back to her office and then you have to go get them....or they get thrown on the floor and she'll stand there till you get back.
    Your DONs have more time on their hands than mine does...
  9. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    Coughing/sneezing into the crook of my arm as opposed to my hands. I'm always slightly horrified to see people in public sneeze into their open hand. Gross!
  10. Visit  RNJill profile page
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    1) Definitely dated some of my cosmetics/makeup when I opened them so I don't keep them longer than 3 mos. - all I can say is at least I didn't put the time opened on them as well!

    2) Forgetting that I can't just casually mention disgusting stories involving bodily fluids/smells/hospital specific happenings because a lot of my friends still think/pretend that most people poop unicorns and rainbows
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  11. Visit  amoLucia profile page
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    Quote from lvn2bsoon
    Yep, or they go into your narc drawer and take a handful of narc cards back to her office and then you have to go get them....or they get thrown on the floor and she'll stand there till you get back.
    Dang .... now that's downright mean!
  12. Visit  HappyWife77 profile page
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    My bed can not have wrinkles.....when I went thru training it was all flat sheets and mitered corners- the instructor would bounce a coin. I'm OCD about it.....just ask my hubby!
  13. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    I am always surprised at the numbers of nurses who over use the antibiotic ointments and antibacterial soap/wipes at home!

    I always end up dispensing pills into bottle caps -- and the only thing I take routinely at home is iron. I do it for acetaminophen or ibuprofen too.

    I end up visually "assessing" people wherever I go. I don't mean to, but I realize I'm doing it when I come up with their most likely chronic diagnosis (COPD, liver failure, etc). And of course -- the veins. Oh the veins.
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  14. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
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    My cleaning lady is a non-practicing RN. The way she makes my bed would make her instructors proud!


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