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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  JBudd profile page
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    When noone in your church will go to the ER unless they call you first to see if they really need to.
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  2. Visit  Fastewart9 profile page
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    You constantly look down for your fob that clearly isn't on because your off duty and think 'i really should get a watch'!!
  3. Visit  SaoirseRN profile page
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    When you and a doctor are having a serious discussion of his head cold and the quality and quantity of the accompanying "snot" and neither one of you think there is anything unusual about that.
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  4. Visit  sharpeimom profile page
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    Quote from SaoirseRN
    When you and a doctor are having a serious discussion of his head cold and the quality and quantity of the accompanying "snot" and neither one of you think there is anything unusual about that.


    When my husbandhad a bad cold, I asked him what color the mucus he was blowing out was and he told me o stop being so gross. Oh well...
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  5. Visit  lumbarpain profile page
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    when you answer your telephone with, Third floor so and so speaking. Or Happy Hill Nursing home, can I help you?
  6. Visit  DedHedRN profile page
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    When you go to a restaurant, see someone who obviously has food stuck in their throat, decide to get up and go over to them, but before you can, you see the panic on their face subside, and then see them start breathing all on their own. Realize that you don't have to get up at all!

    Then you realize your the only one in the place that even noticed......because your a nurse.
    sharpeimom, beachmom, RNAnnjeh, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  FranEMTnurse profile page
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    You're at the local Walmart, and you see a small child choking. You look around, and everyone has a bewildered look on their faces, so you go up to the child in your wheelchair, speak softly to her telling her you are going to help her while wrapping your arms around her waist, and give a strong heimlich thrust. The gum ball she had in her mouth shoots out of her mouth and rolls under the display shelf, and the frightened look on her mom's face turns to relief.
    maelstrom143, RNAnnjeh, JustMe54, and 1 other like this.
  8. Visit  Guitar_Heroine profile page
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    The forklift at Costco makes alerts you and makes you seek the source of the "alarm" of the overhead page in the grocery store makes you pause and listen for the location of the code.
  9. Visit  Rhi007 profile page
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    When you run to answer the phone and answer 'area A nurse speaking?'
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  10. Visit  jere_76450 profile page
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    [QUOTE="qestout;6424554"]When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one [/

    Still do it.
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  11. Visit  maelstrom143 profile page
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    [QUOTE=jere_76450;7177844]
    Quote from qestout
    When you look like Columbo--patting every pocket looking for the vitals list--while muttering "I know I have it here somewhere". (you have to be older to get this one [/

    Still do it.
    OMG...LOL...me too! Gotta have my paper scraps, otherwise I just do not feel right
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  12. Visit  wooh profile page
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    They always say when transitioning to an electronic medical record that you'll no longer need your brain, but I've yet to see a system that can substitute for it.

    (And well, I mean your paper brain sheet when I say, "brain." But apparently some people think you no longer need the brain in your head either once you transition to the computer. Definitely haven't haven't found THAT to be true!)
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  13. Visit  maelstrom143 profile page
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    ...when your first grader's teacher calls to request a meeting due to your child having a meltdown after another child touched him with dirty hands (child had licked his own fingers/hands)...I have three kids...it happened with all three.
    I thought it was funny. My hubby? Not so much.
    They each carried a mini hand sanitizer in their backpacks...
    Last edit by maelstrom143 on Feb 18, '13 : Reason: additional info
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