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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. by   SaoirseRN
    ... When your coworkers ask over Facebook if anyone working Wednesday would be willing to take their sutures out because they are working all week and won't be able to make it to the doctor's office.
  2. by   Sariga
    i am forced to carry a travel bag like ariticles bag(test tubes,baison,jug,sponges,towels,soap.dettol....... ) of minimum 5kg weight and my lab cot pockt filld wit pocket articles like 3 color pens 4marking TPR chart,pen torch,steth etc.Then i realizd this is nursing...WEIGHT LIFTING
  3. by   teeniebert
    you clean a chicken carcass to make soup and it turns into an anatomy refresher..."intercostals, okay, make sure no ribs go in the pot...pelvic bone, wow that's a weird shape...spine, spine, more spine...oh, that's one of those *draws a blank* oh geez, what are those called again?"

    Aponeurosis was the word I couldn't remember.
  4. by   brillohead
    ....you're explaining the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy to your 12yo in the car on the way to school.
  5. by   DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    Quote from brillohead
    ....you're explaining the pathophysiology of hepatic encephalopathy to your 12yo in the car on the way to school.
    That is one way to deter drinking!
  6. by   sharpeimom
    ...when you make a duplicate copy of a recipe (so he won't lose the one in your Great Grandmother's handwriting) for your husband to use and he XXXXXX'X because you've used /c, liters, and other assorted
    metric measurements without realizing it.

    ...when you can't stop what you're doing and yell for your husband to rescue the kitten from your overly
    exuberant puppy before he crushes his epaxial muscles and his comment as he rescues the kitten is "Huh?"
  7. by   brillohead
    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    That is one way to deter drinking!
    If that doesn't do it, then describing the size of the needle they use for paracentesis just might! Hmmmm, I might see if I can bring one of those home sometime....
  8. by   memberme
    You know you're a nurse when you sign checks, birthday cards, personal letters ect. like this M.JaneRN or my favorite... Love, M.JaneRN
  9. by   flkeys
    Quote from memberme
    You know you're a nurse when you sign checks, birthday cards, personal letters ect. like this M.JaneRN or my favorite... Love, M.JaneRN
    Have done this more times than I can count. glad I'm not the only one
  10. by   T-Bird78
    When you sign your name and have to force yourself to stop before you add your initials after it. Signed a few checks T-Bird78, LPN.
  11. by   kreed
    T-bird I do this ALL the time! I was filling out papers for my kids school meds and the RN laughed at me b/c I had filled out everything on the papers per md orders and even signed the mds name followed by my own with credentials.
  12. by   NRudy
    If everytime you're on the train you have to pause and make sure every coughing person isn't choking.
  13. by   teeniebert
    ...every time you go to youtube, regardless of what you're watching, the list on the right is full of surgery, er/trauma, and abscess drainage videos.

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