Nursing Superstitions! - page 10

I thought this would be a fun topic since nurses are the most superstitious people in the world! I believe that disaster will strike if someone says the "Q" word. I even cringe if a patient says... Read More

  1. by   nelcoy4
    Nobody can say "wow what a quiet night" until the last hour of the shift
  2. by   nightmare
    Quote from nelcoy4
    Nobody can say "wow what a quiet night" until the last hour of the shift

    We don't mention the Q word until we're leaving the building at end of shift!!:chuckle:chuckle:chuckle
  3. by   smstar1996
    Ahhhhh...........sorry to ask (student), but what is the "Q" word? Quiet?
  4. by   chenoaspirit
    When a patient is terminal and "hanging by a thread" some nurses tie a knot in their sheet, this is supposed to keep them from dying on their shift.
  5. by   Atheos
    Everyone always dies in multiples of 3s.

    If 1 dies, two more will die. Even if none are expected to die. Always within a 2 week period too.

    I don't know how or why but I swear the ENTIRE time I have been in nursing across multiple states it's ALWAYS been in 3s...


    We also have 2 rooms were every time someone move into it or gets admitted they die. Both roommates in both rooms died over the last week. 3 of them unexpected.

    I'm just waiting for the last two...
  6. by   MadisonsMomRN
    Quote from Stanley-RN2B
    Everyone always dies in multiples of 3s.

    If 1 dies, two more will die. Even if none are expected to die. Always within a 2 week period too.

    I don't know how or why but I swear the ENTIRE time I have been in nursing across multiple states it's ALWAYS been in 3s...


    We also have 2 rooms were every time someone move into it or gets admitted they die. Both roommates in both rooms died over the last week. 3 of them unexpected.

    I'm just waiting for the last two...
    It does seem to happen in 3s doesn't it? Creepy!
  7. by   nightmare
    Isn't it weird that ,on this side of the pond ,we have the same superstions!We believe in the 'go in three's' as well,the 'Q' word,certain rooms.We have one room that,if a male goes into it he will die within weeks but a female is OK.We also watch the crows,if they start walking close to the building then there will be a death.
  8. by   allthingsbright
    No "quiet" or "bored" words

    Everything comes in three--if not then they happen in 7's

    Going to the bathroom means the s&*^ will hit the fan while you're gone

    Full moon brings out the crazies

    Not wearing the OR scrubs means you will go to c-section for sure
    (we can wear our scrubs or the hospitals)

    4AM is the bewitching hour--we either get slammed then or things are cool

    Knocking on wood, formica, or whatever helps when you put your foot in your mouth and say you are bored

    If you get called in your night is going to be hell

    If you bring a book or magazine to read you are going to get slammed

    Thats all I can think of now!
  9. by   twistedpupchaser
    When I am very tired or feeling rundown I plan for the worst and dare the good Lord to disappoint, almost always gives me a nice shift.
  10. by   bondoson88
    Well everyone has the same Q word that you are not suppossed to speak that word, ever! Another for me personally is when someone is giving me report and they tell me that "this patient is easy", this seems to jinx me a lot. when the day shift leaves well my "easy " patient ends up going into pulmonary edema or the "easy" patient starts
    to poop all night long or something happens, so when someone gives me report I tell them don't tell me they are easy, tell me this is a nice patient! I thought I was the only one that brings 2 angiocaths in when starting an IV. The second one's for good luck! And it never fails as soon as you make a patient a DNR(the one that looks like they're getting ready to code any second!) it seems they just perk up and their vitals improve.
    Sometimes, you just have to wave the DNR form in front of them and it keeps them from coding! Also, it seems like everyone seems to die in 3's. I don't know why it's like that but it is. And , I believe that God watches the patients that have crappy nurses! And when you think to yourself for example "I better check that patient's groin for a hematoma before you go to a break,( when you just checked it an half hour ago,) and if you don't check it you'll be sorry because that's when something will happen, so if you think it check it out! And when a patient is very unstable, septic, hypotensive do not give them a bath or do anything with movement because they will code! What we do in the CCU on the 7p-7a shift is to keep the very critical patients with us throughout the night till the day shift get there. There have been times when I 've prayed to God to"please keep their systolic 80's- 90's. and that 's with vasopressers on board! An don't wake up a PIA patient when they are sound asleep,unless there is a fire OK! And never say never because it might be a full moon or something else, you just never know! And when a patient tells me "I'm going to die tonight or I'm dying" or if they start talking to relatives that are dead, watch out because they are getting ready to go to.And when someone that has been very sick all of a sudden starts perking up real good, watch out they will probably are going to die very soon too. :That's all I can think of right now!
  11. by   zoopnever
    Tie the right lower corner of the bedsheet in a knot, and the patient won't die on your shift.

    After a patient does die, go into the room and ask the corpse for a wish. He will ask God for you.

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