I'd love to know of any tricks people have played on their collegues/student nurses at work.
I have too many to chose from, but my faves are:
Sending the new student next door to get some left-handed syringes/IV paracetomol/etc - the oldest are the best.
Have done this one a couple of times, but this is the best one.
Once, when we had an empty bed, we decided to "invent" a patient for it. We put an anatomical head in it, wrapped in a bandage; attached a urinary catheter filled with something to make it look like wee; filled the bed with pillows; and even borrowed another patients false leg (the patients idea) and invented a name for the "new" patient. When the night staff came on, we handed over "Mr Smith" as having had a massive sub-arrachnoid haemorrage, GCS of 3, pupils fixed and dilated, and was for TLC. We brought the curtains round the bed, and I handed him over at the bedside. All the day staff then ran off and hid. Poor Sandra went behind the curtains, and shone her pen tourch in. We then heard her say to Sarah, "He doesn't look too good." Sarah went in and we just heard a slight scream. We all came out laughing.
Have also pretended a patient had died in what was actually an empty cubicle. Dan, one of the nurses, laid in the bed, with an IV "attached", a bandage wrapped round his head, talc on his face, with the sheet half covering his face. We got another nurse from the ward next door to come and help "lay him out". I went in the room with her, but then said, "OH I'll just a get.....so and so." And left her with the "body". Dan then suddenly jerked his arms and sat up! Kelly screamed and ran out the room!
Oooh, we're a nasty lot!