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

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    Wear a Kevlar vest.
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    Things You Need To Know To Be A Nurse...
    Serious comment - take REG with you everywhere - Respect Empathy Genuineness
    Flippant comment - how to survive a 12 hour shift on 2 chocolates, no fluid and (obviously) no toilet breaks
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    and very quickly you realise the alarms are only for the benefit of the relatives
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    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!!!!!!!
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    Amen Amen Amen !!! I would never be able to do what I do without my fellow nurses !!
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    You have exactly 6 hours at most from the first urge to urinate- to hold it. #2 can vary extremely
    RNSC, not.done.yet, Gold_SJ, and 5 others like this.
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    Dont drop the baby
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    Never chart an abnormal assessment without following and proper documenting. CYA.
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    No matter how impossible it seems..........this shift WILL end.
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    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)

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