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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   beckster_01
    I used to be a little on the squeemish side when I was young, particularly when it came to things like pulling out splinters. Now I take great pleasure in pulling out things that don't belong- lines/IV's, foleys, NG's, packing from a juicy, deep wound, and yes, even the occasional splinter. You name it, I'll pull it!
  2. by   beckster_01
    ^ I'm not a fan of pulling rectal tubes though...
  3. by   brillohead
    You know you're a nurse when you put a straw in your fast food drink, then look down and realize that you did that "leave the end of the straw wrapper on the tip of the straw" thing to your own drink!
  4. by   wooh
    Quote from brillohead
    You know you're a nurse when you put a straw in your fast food drink, then look down and realize that you did that "leave the end of the straw wrapper on the tip of the straw" thing to your own drink!
    I hate when I go to restaurants that have PLASTIC straw wrappers! How do they expect me to get it off?
  5. by   brillohead
    Quote from wooh
    I hate when I go to restaurants that have PLASTIC straw wrappers! How do they expect me to get it off?
    I poke it out the end, scrunching the plastic up accordion-style, until it's close enough to the end that I can get the straw to drop out. Everyone else LOLs at me while I'm doing this, of course.
  6. by   FranEMTnurse
    While emptying the foley collection unit, you spill some of its contents on your shoes.
  7. by   anashenwrath
    Had my first "I'm getting close to being a nurse" moment last week:

    My pt had a seriously epic, award-winning code brown incident. Afterwards, I told the nurses on my floor about it. Cue laughter. Later told my classmates in nursing school about it. Cue laughter. Later started telling a non-nursing friend, and got maybe three words in before she covered her ears and went "stop it stop it stop it! oh my god, what is WRONG with you?!"
  8. by   asn97
    when your children refer to their injuries as skin tear,abrasions or contusions!
  9. by   asn97
    lol absolutely!i have been a nurse 16 years and i cannot fuction without that "brain" paper
  10. by   asn97
    you know your a nurse if your husband says "if i get pulled over with all these needles in here they will swear i,m a crackhead" and you tell him "just tell them you are married to a nurse".
  11. by   RN_BSN09
    Quote from anashenwrath
    My pt had a seriously epic, award-winning code brown incident. Afterwards, I told the nurses on my floor about it. Cue laughter. Later told my classmates in nursing school about it. Cue laughter. Later started telling a non-nursing friend, and got maybe three words in before she covered her ears and went "stop it stop it stop it! oh my god, what is WRONG with you?!"
    Totally agree with that one! Nurse friends can discuss these things over meals... other people, may not want to hear them at all! LOL
  12. by   Rhi007
    Quote from asn97
    you know your a nurse if your husband says "if i get pulled over with all these needles in here they will swear i,m a crackhead" and you tell him "just tell them you are married to a nurse".
    Why did you bring hypodermic needles home from work??? They are a use as required stock item not grab a handful and pop in my pocket thing. I'd get my ass blasted if that happened.
  13. by   thenursemandy
    Quote from Rhi007

    Why did you bring hypodermic needles home from work??? They are a use as required stock item not grab a handful and pop in my pocket thing. I'd get my ass blasted if that happened.

    MAYBE she works home health. I've seen home health nurses carrying lots of supplies in their cars before.

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