Confess! Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World" - page 17

by vhern246

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I have heard some of the craziest things nurses have done out of force of habit in the "Real World". Aka out of the hospital. I've heard that some sign their checks with first initial, last name RN. Someone ran to aisle... Read More


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    Got another one...not sure why your pen won't work, and then you realize you actually have your penlight, rather than a real pen.
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    Quote from APatriganiRN
    Got another one...not sure why your pen won't work, and then you realize you actually have your penlight, rather than a real pen.
    Oh thank heavens i am not the only one to do this!!
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    I always look at veins in check out lines..... I've signed checks (and anything else) w/RN.
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    I'm sure this has been mentioned, but over-analyzing every tv show I watch. e.g. I was catching up on NCIS today. On one of the episodes this guy walks into a hospital room, flips open a PCA pump and starts injecting the guy with an entire syringe of morphine. No locks, no alarms, lol. Sure its not a medical show, but really? A little common sense would serve them well...
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    Where I work, my badge gets me into pretty much everything- tap it to get into the garage, tap on the computer to log in, tap it in the cafeteria or gift shops to pay for stuff.... I am always reaching for my badge to let myself into the gate of my apartments or to pay for things at Walmart or in the drive thru at fast food restaurants. It makes it look like I'm just trying to show off my badge or something! haha
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    That sure is one powerful badge. What is it like?
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    Coded a gf in the middle of the night thinking it was a code
    Blue. Got one chest compression in before waking up!
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    Whenever I go out, I feel the need to carry at least 8 black pens on my person
    Last edit by Poi Dog on Aug 21, '11
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    Thought of another.... Often I'm at home in the morning on my days off, realize its almost lunch time and think "crap, I'm never gonna get to take lunch, I haven't even charted my assessment yet".... then I realize, I'm not at work and there is no one to assess
    I also catch myself subconsiously counting my own I & Os. Or my fiance's. or my cat's. Its sad, really!
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    I have to fight the urge to glove up when I change my niece's diapers.
    Last edit by NeoPediRN on Aug 21, '11


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