Things You Need To Know To Be A Nurse...

  1. 11 things you need to know to be a nurse...

    if it moves, rattles, shakes, falls down, or won't stay in place: tape it.

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  4. Visit  Blanca R} profile page
    if you don't have enough time to do everything, take about 30 minutes to complain about it.
    silverbat, Punkrocksn, Tarabara, and 24 others like this.
  5. Visit  Coriander} profile page
    The sounds of IV alarms and telemetry monitor alarms will clog up your ears and will take about three days to go away.
  6. Visit  jp1204} profile page
    If a patient tells you "the end is near"....expect them to die soon.
    blaundee, silverbat, mariebailey, and 11 others like this.
  7. Visit  GitanoRN} profile page
    if a pt. tells you that he only smokes 5 cigarettes a day, or only drinks socially double the amount
    Punkrocksn, imintrouble, SHGR, and 8 others like this.
  8. Visit  VU RN BSN} profile page
    All bleeding stops.... eventually
    kdtink, RNSC, traumarnrodney, and 10 others like this.
  9. Visit  sheilahdee} profile page
    Don't come at a patient with a red tipped thermometer and say, "open wide and put this under your tongue".
  10. Visit  RURN2O11} profile page
    Nursing is teamwork. Nobody can do this job alone so don't be afraid to ask for help. When you have down time, offer to help your colleagues. I think the most important thing about any nursing work environment is how much teamwork & support exists between employees.
    blaundee, kdtink, Tarabara, and 8 others like this.
  11. Visit  SHGR} profile page
    whoops- double post.
  12. Visit  SHGR} profile page
    Learn to inhale your food while doing two other tasks simultaneously- and how to talk on the phone without the other person know you are eating.
    blaundee, RNSC, Gold_SJ, and 10 others like this.
  13. Visit  whichone'spink} profile page
    Wear a Kevlar vest.
    Madras, RED1984, opossum, and 1 other like this.
  14. Visit  chantelletee} profile page
    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
    blaundee, RNSC, DizzyLizzyNurse, and 4 others like this.
  15. Visit  chantelletee} profile page
    and very quickly you realise the alarms are only for the benefit of the relatives
    RNSC and Gold_SJ like this.

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