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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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  2. 54 Comments

  3. Visit  Blanca R profile page
    #1 28
    if you don't have enough time to do everything, take about 30 minutes to complain about it.
  4. Visit  Coriander profile page
    #2 11
    The sounds of IV alarms and telemetry monitor alarms will clog up your ears and will take about three days to go away.
  5. Visit  jp1204 profile page
    #3 14
    If a patient tells you "the end is near"....expect them to die soon.
  6. Visit  GitanoRN profile page
    #4 11
    if a pt. tells you that he only smokes 5 cigarettes a day, or only drinks socially double the amount
  7. Visit  VU RN BSN profile page
    #5 14
    All bleeding stops.... eventually
  8. Visit  sheilahdee profile page
    #6 7
    Don't come at a patient with a red tipped thermometer and say, "open wide and put this under your tongue".
  9. Visit  RURN2O11 profile page
    #7 11
    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.
  10. Visit  SHGR profile page
    #8 0
    whoops- double post.
  11. Visit  SHGR profile page
    #9 13
    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.
  12. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    #10 4
    Wear a Kevlar vest.
  13. Visit  chantelletee profile page
    #11 7
    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
  14. Visit  chantelletee profile page
    #12 2
    and very quickly you realise the alarms are only for the benefit of the relatives

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