What are your nursing superstitions? Here are a few of mine...
- I become paranoid if, during report, someone explicitly states a pt is a "full code" (we don't normally note code status unless a pt is a DNR) OR if there is a leaf magnet in one of our wall bedside chart storage thingies (leaf magnet placed on a pt's door = pt died)
- A doctor turns to me and says, "Keep an eye on him/her" or "Call me if ANYTHING changes"
- I will NEVER say, "Man it's a pretty good/calm/quiet/boring/etc. day today!" until I am clocked out and have left the hospital!
- I work days, not nights, so it's always the day AFTER a full moon that = chaos for me