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

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    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)
    bcreel01, RNSC, DizzyLizzyNurse, and 8 others like this.
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    if you don't have enough time to do everything, take about 30 minutes to complain about it.
    Punkrocksn, Tarabara, MedChica, and 23 others like this.
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    The sounds of IV alarms and telemetry monitor alarms will clog up your ears and will take about three days to go away.
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    If a patient tells you "the end is near"....expect them to die soon.
    RNSC, traumarnrodney, imintrouble, and 7 others like this.
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    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.
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    All bleeding stops.... eventually
    RNSC, traumarnrodney, Shelbster, and 9 others like this.
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    Don't come at a patient with a red tipped thermometer and say, "open wide and put this under your tongue".
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    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.
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    whoops- double post.
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    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.
    RNSC, Gold_SJ, ExtraShotNoWhip, and 9 others like this.


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