Horses vs. Nurses

  1. Horses move in four different paces: Walk, Trot, Canter, and Gallop.

    When you are on duty, which pace best describes you?
    Do you walk, trot, canter, or gallop through the shift? Do you switch up a lot, or mostly stay at one single pace the entire time.

    I think we can get some really funny stories with this one if we put our nursey minds to it. Bet you never thought of comparing your pace to that of a horse, eh?

    Have fun with this one!
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  2. 8 Comments

  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Originally posted by cheerfuldoer
    Horses move in four different paces: Walk, Trot, Canter, and Gallop.

    When you are on duty, which pace best describes you?
    Do you walk, trot, canter, or gallop through the shift? Do you switch up a lot, or mostly stay at one single pace the entire time.

    I think we can get some really funny stories with this one if we put our nursey minds to it. Bet you never thought of comparing your pace to that of a horse, eh?

    Have fun with this one!
    I walk fast . . . . only run if there is an emergency.

    steph
  4. by   jnette
    Definateley a good-clipped trot.... have even considered hanging a feedsack from my ears in case I get tied up and can't get to lunch before I pass out.... wouldn't be the first time I made a horse's azz out of myself !!!
  5. by   debralynn
    I walk fast also!
  6. by   live4today
    Good ones steph and jnette!

    I'm known to do all four paces in a shift. The one I tend to do the most is short of being on rollerblades so guess I'd name that "pace" faster than a gallop! Much faster!
  7. by   gwenith
    When I started nursing I was told "There are only three things a nurse should run for:-
    Cardiac Arrest, haemorrhage (copious quantities only) and your pay. :roll:
  8. by   Noney
    I sit at the desk and read magazines all night. LOL
    N
  9. by   Dave ARNP
    Speaking as a RN/APN...with.... ADHD

    I am SUPER HIGH STRUNG....
    Everything gets my attention. I don't walk. I POWER WALK! Prior to moving into our new building, we were on the third floor of a office building, which for some reason, allowed your to kinda hear when someone was walking down the hall where the exam rooms were. My patients would always say they never knew if they were sick if they saw me, because I always came flying down the hall, while my MD was always casual. I scared one little lady, almost into an MI.

    At the hospital, many nurses will say "Its been a rough day, PLEASE keep it to a slow trodd. No one is dieing!"
    While, they know if we have a code emergency of the sorts, I'll beat anyone in the building to the PT's room.

    Best wishes!
    David Adams, ARNP
    -ACNP, FNP
  10. by   live4today
    Originally posted by gwenith
    When I started nursing I was told "There are only three things a nurse should run for:-
    Cardiac Arrest, haemorrhage (copious quantities only) and your pay. :roll:
    Good one gwenith! :chuckle :roll :chuckle

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