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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 so far...

  3. Visit  Blanca R profile page
    if you don't have enough time to do everything, take about 30 minutes to complain about it.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Visit  VU RN BSN profile page
    All bleeding stops.... eventually
    floridanurse1983, kdtink, RNSC, and 11 others like this.
  8. 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".
  9. 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.
  10. Visit  SHGR profile page
    whoops- double post.
  11. 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.
  12. Visit  whichone'spink profile page
    Wear a Kevlar vest.
    Madras, RED1984, opossum, and 1 other like this.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.