Confess! Whats the craziest force of habit you've done in the "Real World" - page 13

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... Read More

  1. Visit  APatriganiRN} profile page
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    haha! I'm a new grad and I accidentally signed RN on credit card receipt the other day...I feel like much less of a d-bag now that I see I'm not the only one who's done that! ;-)
    Also, can't walk by a Purell dispenser without taking some haha
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  3. Visit  Poi Dog} profile page
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    Quote from APatriganiRN
    haha! I'm a new grad and I accidentally signed RN on credit card receipt the other day...I feel like much less of a d-bag now that I see I'm not the only one who's done that! ;-)
    Also, can't walk by a Purell dispenser without taking some haha
    That is true for me too
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  4. Visit  sweetsleep28} profile page
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    I've asked the boyfriend in my sleep to roll over so I can check your bottom.

    I've also scared the living bejezus of out of him when he has woken up to me hovering over him to see if he is breathing.

    I'm also not alot to talk about work related things because I get too graphic.

    Found myself trying to turn on my laptop by pressing my pointer finger to the mouse pad like I do to get into the med dispense at work.

    While on vacation this summer with my boyfriends family any ailment that could have possibly come up I had a cure for. heartburn, sun burn, allergies acting up, cut you finger chopping onions? I can help you out with that!

    I also kept track of how many times my friends have voided while were are out for the night.

    Yes I am nurse, no I'm a doctor you should probably get that checked out.

    Guilty as well of signing checks with LPN after my name.
  5. Visit  NewAggieGrad09} profile page
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    Telling time in the 2400 format. Anytime I'm watching a military show, I get so excited because I understand what they mean by "We will start running at 1400 hours". SMH
  6. Visit  APatriganiRN} profile page
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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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  7. Visit  Chixie} profile page
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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!!
  8. Visit  xtxrn} profile page
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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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  9. Visit  beckster_01} profile page
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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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  10. Visit  IheartICUnursing} profile page
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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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  11. Visit  FranEMTnurse} profile page
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    That sure is one powerful badge. What is it like?
  12. Visit  Mgrn123} profile page
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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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  13. Visit  Poi Dog} profile page
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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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  14. Visit  IheartICUnursing} profile page
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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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