Things You Need To Know To Be A Nurse... - page 2

things you need to know to be a nurse... if it moves, rattles, shakes, falls down, or won't stay in place: tape it. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. by   mcknis
    Blood goes round and round...air goes in and out. If this is not happening, then the patient probably needs to be at the hospital (if not already).

    When the ER says they are busy, don't listen to us. We are just sitting down watching TV, sipping tea and eating bon-bons. Seriously we are! After working the floor, ER/ICU I can tell you that each area is just as busy as the others when some downtime in between. ALWAYS ENJOY THE DOWN TIMES (no matter where you work) SINCE WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE WILL GET ONE AGAIN!

    Serious comment: We nurses work as nurses for a reason. Some do this for the money, some do it for the glory, and some do it for the love. To those who are not nurses yet, school will be over soon, so hold on, learn all you can and always ask questions! No question is a dumb question except for the one not asked. When we say we have been there and done that, we truly mean it. Enjoy your preceptorship when you get out of school and are working as an RN. And, yes those 2 letters are even more rewarding than the times spent slaving over rote memory at 1-2am before clinicals.

    And for goodness sake...NEVER SAY QUIET, SLOW, BORED, or anything remotely related to these words!!!!!!!
  2. by   kyj53
    Amen Amen Amen !!! I would never be able to do what I do without my fellow nurses !!
  3. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    You have exactly 6 hours at most from the first urge to urinate- to hold it. #2 can vary extremely
  4. by   That Guy
    Dont drop the baby
  5. by   OnlybyHisgraceRN
    Never chart an abnormal assessment without following and proper documenting. CYA.
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    No matter how impossible it seems..........this shift WILL end.
  7. by   ohioSICUrn
    learn to ask for midline catheters on hard sticks. No reason why both you and the patient should suffer needlessly (My hospital is really good about this esp. on the dehydrated LOL's)
  8. by   whichone'spink
    There are such things as stupid questions. Try to find the answer before you have to ask. Asking your preceptor/fellow nurse/charge nurse a question should be considered the last resort.
  9. by   mibrow81
    this is nice... i just got hired as LPN & i hope my co-employee would be approachable enough to entertain if i need help.
  10. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    This, too, shall pass. (Whatever it is.)
  11. by   betterlatethennever
    It is always your fault...
  12. by   ohioSICUrn
    Quote from betterlatethennever
    It is always your fault...
    Oh so VERY true!!!!
  13. by   LovedRN
    Your co-workers can be your friends and foes at the same time.