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You know you're a nurse if... You've been telling stories in a restaurant and had someone at another table throw up. (share and add your own below)... Read More

  1. Visit  Mandychelle79 profile page
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    You go out for a few drinks and automatically reach out and keep a person who is about to be told "you're shutoff" as they are staggering drunk, from falling on the floor.
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  2. Visit  colta profile page
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    Not a nurse yet, just a student but....

    When you're watching an abdominal surgery being performed around lunch-time and all you and your fellow student/nurse can think of is how much different pieces of anatomy look like weird versions of food.

    (Hysterectomy - removed ovaries looked like deflated grapes.)
  3. Visit  Sinman profile page
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    Quote from hhurley
    You're 4 year old knows all the bones in the body (while I was in A & P) and when he started kindergarten he was telling his class about skin assessments and care planning and medication administration, to the point that I got a phone call from his teacher about words she didn't understand
    My daughter did this...she stole my A&P Atlas and wanted me to read it to her as her bed time story it was "Her body book"
  4. Visit  purplerose3 profile page
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    You have an entire OTC pharmacy in your nurse purse (just in case).
    You know what time every place in town that will deliver food closes.
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  5. Visit  RNJill profile page
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    You swiftly clean up a MASSIVE lactulose-induced errr....spill all over a patient's bathroom without batting an eye. Patient's husband is profusely apologetic and then pauses to ask if you have ever considered that some aspects of your career belong on an episode of "Dirty Jobs." You laugh and agree with him, while thinking secretly that you just want to get back to your lunch break (apparently even lactulose-produced BMs are no longer an appetite suppressant)

    You use "c" instead of "w/" or "with" on everything you write-grocery lists, thank you notes, etc...
  6. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from RNJill
    a MASSIVE lactulose-induced errr....spill
    Ah yes, the good old "shlake" -- a lake of ..... stuff.

    A nurse aide and I (a student nurse) were cleaning up a bed-bound post-Fleets patient the other day. The aide had put the head of the bed down so we could roll the patient for clean-up, and I immediately put the head back up. At the aide's questioning look, I told her it was a shlake situation, and it was headed north when the head of the bed was lowered, and I didn't want to have to wipe up any more than I was already going to be wiping.
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  7. Visit  teeniebert profile page
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    Quote from purplerose3
    You know what time every place in town that will deliver food closes.
    ...and you know which places will give you the "lunch special" prices if you say you're calling from XYZ Healthcare, even at 10pm.


    Edited to add: LMAO @ "shlake"! Ow, my sides!
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  8. Visit  brillohead profile page
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    Quote from teeniebert
    Edited to add: LMAO @ "shlake"! Ow, my sides!
    Sorry about your sides! But you know what I'm talking about... sometimes "code brown" just isn't enough to describe the situation you're dealing with! This was one of those "flowing off the side of the bed like Niagara Falls" type of events!
  9. Visit  wooh profile page
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    Quote from brillohead
    Sorry about your sides! But you know what I'm talking about... sometimes "code brown" just isn't enough to describe the situation you're dealing with! This was one of those "flowing off the side of the bed like Niagara Falls" type of events!
    I remember this one time, we were building dams to keep from flowing off the sides. The things you don't learn in nursing school...
    sharpeimom, poppycat, maelstrom143, and 4 others like this.
  10. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    Quote from JBudd
    You adjust the slings on total strangers' arms, while out shopping.
    Lol I did this once!! I then proceeded to ask who put the sling on and were they drunk??? I had coffee bought for me

    I'm not a nurse yet but this is a doozy- you know you're a nurse when after a surgery you have you wake up from a GA saying 'is that an art line and what size foley do I have' -- true story I am surrounded by nurses and when I had a VP shunt placed in September that is how I woke up.... I proceeded to ask the rad techs if they wanted me to 'scoot over' for post op head CT
    Last edit by Rhi007 on Nov 13, '12
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  11. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    Never let anyone try to shoot something off the top of your head, no matter how good of a shot they say they were.

    When your dog dies after eating some weird plants in the yard, it is not a good idea to try and eat theym yourself to see what will happen.

    Never, ever reach down a hole in the ground to see what's in it. You might just find out.
  12. Visit  chesnamh profile page
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    you finish debrieding a wound and place the 4x4 up to your nose because there's lack of smell
  13. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    when your vet says "You could have handled this one yourself." (suture removal) I've removed kitty stitches but never wiggly puppy sutures.
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