Nursing habits - page 4

At work, we carry our work phones. they basically look like cell phones but can only make calls within the hospital. They also can get calls from outside the hospital so if families want to contact... Read More

  1. by   Bec7074
    The other night while sleeping, my boyfriend was getting up from bed to go to the bathroom. I had just cared for an intubated/agitated/sedation nightmare that kept trying to sit up and self extubate the night before. As soon as my boyfriend sat up, I threw my hands over his chest to keep him from getting up. He instantly yelled "what are you doing?" I woke up and laughed when I realized what happened.

    I too have looked for hand sanitizer in odd places.
  2. by   nicole34
    I hear the beeps in Wal mart and stop in my tracks, getting to run to a code! My son has more than once looked at me and walked the other way
  3. by   GitanoRN
    even to this date whenever i meet a friend accidentally at a public place my first statement is "so what brings you here today?"
  4. by   dirtyhippiegirl
    Quote from Bec7074
    The other night while sleeping, my boyfriend was getting up from bed to go to the bathroom. I had just cared for an intubated/agitated/sedation nightmare that kept trying to sit up and self extubate the night before. As soon as my boyfriend sat up, I threw my hands over his chest to keep him from getting up. He instantly yelled "what are you doing?" I woke up and laughed when I realized what happened.

    I too have looked for hand sanitizer in odd places.
    I did something similar!

    I'd taken a melatonin to help me sleep and I guess was half-asleep/dreaming with my husband who was awake and reading a book next to me in bed. Next thing he knows, I'm frantically looking at his fingers and searching through our covers and mumbling something about how he lost his pulse ox.

    All I remember is him waking me up and asking what a pulse ox was and why was I looking for it?
  5. by   eatmysoxRN
    One sentence :: You may want to talk to the doctor about that.
  6. by   Alliedhealth
    These two things happen to me all the time...At the hospital I work at, I sit with the safety precaution patients all day. So, whenever a nurse or doctor enters the room or switch shift they ask for ID. Whenever I go to the store I have a bad habit of carrying my ID with me; sometimes I even try to use it instead of pulling out my bank card.

    Another one is when someone call to ask me to go with them somewhere. I always go and put on my scrubs, then, when I go to put on sneakers is when I realize I have on the wrong clothes.

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