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- Aug 5, '11 by REGISTEREDNUTCASEone last, while I'm thinking of it:
when you start comparing medical equipment to everyday things (for personal benefit, of course)-like explaining to a patient that iv tubing is like a hose pipe and when it kinks, the ivf cant run and it beeps to alarm us the fluid is not infusing, just like water can cant run when the hose is kinked)-just so they will know why I need them to keep their arm straight so the IV pump wont beep, which will keep me from having to reset a pump every 5 minutes...selfish, huh? lol
- Aug 6, '11 by thomlewis3Having a confused/hollering patient across from the nursing stating call out for god to help them and you answer "this is god please be silent I am busy with the person in the next room.
- Aug 6, '11 by JeneraterRNHow about describing urinary output as tea colored, cappacino, chunky monkey, or stinky syrup?
- Aug 6, '11 by No Stars In My EyesQuote from JeneraterRNI had to do a 24 hr. collection of my own urine and didn't have enough ice to keep it cold, so I "cordened off" a section of the bottom shelf of my fridge. I put a sign on the next shelf up.....the arrow pointing up toward my husband's ice-tea said "T" and the arrow pointing down said "P" , and the sign in th middle of those said "DON'T BE CONFUSED!"How about describing urinary output as tea colored, cappacino, chunky monkey, or stinky syrup?
- Aug 6, '11 by sunflowergirl48you know you are a nurse when...
you sign your checks with your name and title...I do not write them all the time but whenever I do I always find myself putting my signature and title...lol
leave frozen water bottles at the curb side for the garbage people picking up trash...hey they work so hard they need hydration too...lol
you find yourself prioritizing daily matters by writing things down on a to do list...we do some funny things that only other nurses would understand...lol
- Aug 7, '11 by xtxrnI recently gave my bio-mom a case of 30 gravity tube feeding bags I no longer use....she's going to use them to water her tomatoes when she's out of town
- Aug 7, '11 by teeniebert
- Aug 7, '11 by janhetheringtonOh, yes, ALL of that applied to me. One of my best memories: Our head nurse had been hammering about answering patient calls more promptly. We were already doing without breaks and lunch and running nonstop all shift. That week-end we got in a very loud confused woman who was always screaming for her nurse. We convinced her all her nurses were named "Susan". So Monday morning our beloved head nurse, Susan, walked in to constant screams of "Susan, Susan! I need you! Help me, Susan! I know you're out there!" We loved it! Susan, not so much. )
- Aug 8, '11 by KolorbugYou could start your own medical supply company from all of the bandaids, syringes, etc in your pockets following your shift.
- Aug 10, '11 by NewAggieGrad09When you envy your friends who have jobs where they don't work weekends or holidays, work less than 12 hours, and actually get off on time.